Case Studies

Case of G.P.

A consular officer mistakenly believed that an applicant had spent eight months in the United States, and denied the applicant under 214(b) for residing in the US. In fact, the applicant had only spent four months in the US and after we presented evidence confirming this, she was issued a visa.

Case of I.O.

A former intelligence official was subject to additional administrative processing under 221(g) whenever he applied for a visa. But instead of the processing taking less time as the years passed since the time he worked, the processing took longer. On his behalf, we made inquiries to clarify the reason for the prolonged delay. Within one week, he was issued a new visa.

Case of L.L.

We assisted a first-time applicant receive a B-2 visa to attend the wedding of her nephew in the US, notwithstanding her lack of international travel, her lack of family ties, and the fact that she lived in a poor, rural area of her home country.

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 After reviewing the firsthand documentation we presented, the consulate rescinded its finding.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.