Case Studies

Case of S.A.

After a consular officer accused an applicant of entering into a sham marriage and permanently barring him, we gathered substantial evidence proving the legitimacy of the marriage. After reviewing the evidence, the consulate reversed its decision.

Case of M.D.

We helped an applicant obtain an immigrant waiver to join her husband in the United States after she had been found to commit a material misrepresentation.

Case of E.S.

We successfully had a finding of fraud overturned in an application in which the applicant’s agent submitted a fake diploma to the embassy without her knowledge. We visited the archives of the university from which the applicant graduated and obtained documentation confirming her completion of the coursework twenty years ago. After reviewing the firsthand documentation we presented, the consulate rescinded its finding.

Case of M.P.

We helped a student overcome four previous denials and obtain a student visa.

Case of S.P.

After a consular officer decided to return an already-approved work visa petition for revocation, we were able to intervene on behalf of the American company petitioner and have the officer’s decision reversed and the visa issued.

Case of N.V.

We assisted a woman in her claim for US citizenship for her son. She was living separately from her husband in her home country; she had an American boyfriend. After we assisted in arranging DNA testing for the child with an accredited laboratory and preparing the paperwork in support of the application for citizenship based on the father’s American citizenship, including his affidavit, the child was issued an American passport.

Case of I.B.

We helped an applicant obtain a nonimmigrant waiver to visit her daughter and grandchildren after she had been accused of alien smuggling. Two years later, we helped her renew the waiver to enable her to continue to visit her family in the US.

Case of A.R.

We assisted an American company bring to the U.S. a young single applicant with a previous denial for training on an H-3 visa.

Case of M.T.

In a tragic story (highlighted in an article in Izvestia), a woman became separated from her family because the Embassy lost her police certificates. Her family was able to immigrate, but because the Green Card Lottery program expired for that year, she was no longer able to immigrate due to the Embassy’s negligence. The family had already sold all of its belongings, including their house, in order to immigrate. She retained our firm. On her behalf, we enlisted the support of a senator and submitted an application for humanitarian parole. Finally, she was granted humanitarian parole status, and was able to join her family in the United States and later gain a green card.

Case of T.E.

We helped a consular officer see the "forest through the trees" in a re-application after a denial of a woman whose brother is an elite businessman. Although she was unemployed, which was the basis for the 214(b) denial, she had no need to work because her brother was wealthy and supported her.