Immigrant Visas

Case of V.B.

V had three children from a previous marriage. She became acquainted with Mr. Z, a US citizen, and after 6 months, they were married. Located in the US, she and her children filed applications to adjust status. Unfortunately, their lawyer did not file for advance parole on their behalf and did not inform V that she was not permitted to travel outside the US while the adjustment of status applications were pending. V and her children traveled back to their home country and discovered that they were not able to return to the United States. As a result, they could not attend their adjustment interviews and their adjustment applications were denied. After this, she contacted our firm. We were able to have her case transferred to the US Embassy in her country, and shortly thereafter, she and her children received immigrant visas.

Case of V.M.

V is a famous artist. His son worked and lived in the US on an H-1B visa. As V became older, he decided to move to the US. But because his son’s visa did not enable him to sponsor his father, V began to consider other possibilities. After reviewing his qualifications, awards, and achievements, we advised V that he would appear to qualify to immigrate as an artist with extraordinary ability. Within a year after filing the petition, V received his immigrant visa and moved to the US near his son.

Case of N.Z.

This was a sad case — with a happy ending. N moved to the US after receiving a K-1 visa and married a US citizen. He turned out to be an alcoholic and mistreated her terribly. The situation became so bad that she could not stay with him anymore and left the US, before receiving her green card. She contacted our firm and we told her about a special law for such situations — Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Act allows victims of abuse to apply for green cards — without the sponsorship or support of their US spouses. We gathered evidence of the abuse she had been subjected to, and within 7 months she received an immigrant visa and moved to the US with an unconditional green card.

Case of J.A.

J needed assistance in helping his fiancée obtain a K-1 visa. We were able to deal with his fiancée in her native language, which put her at ease as she underwent the process. This case was long ago. Recently, they celebrated their tenth anniversary.

Case of M.O.

M had been the victim of an incompetent attorney. She had married a US citizen while unlawfully present in the US. The attorney advised her that she could return home — and would not be subject to the 10 year bar to re-entry. This advice was wrong — and M ended up subject to the bar. We represented her in her I-601 application for an immigrant waiver. The application was approved, and she and their baby were able to be reunited with her husband in the US.

Case of Lotterygate

The US Embassy in Moscow accused dozens of Russian winners of the DV–Lottery of not signing their entries, in violation of DV rules. We filed a class action lawsuit against the Embassy and State Department in the US District Court of Washington D. C. Within days, the Embassy stopped rejecting Russian applicants on these grounds and issued visas to some individuals it had previously rejected. Later that year, the Department of State abolished the signature requirement.

Case of V.K.

V is a leading expert in the field of automation and a famous professor in his home country, where he taught at one of the leading universities. He also worked in an executive position at a large multinational company. But he understood that his positions did not allow him to maximize his talents — that he could only do so in the United States. However, he did not have an invitation to work in the US. After we reviewed his documents, we advised him that he met the criteria to qualify as an individual with extraordinary ability, that this category does not require a job offer. Within 10 months of submission of his petition, he, his wife, and three children received green cards.