Deferred Action Approved for Albanian Client
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Client: An Albanian Immigrant
Case Type: I-821D Petition for Consideration for Deferred Action Based on Childhood Arrival
BACKGROUND: Our client retained us to secure immigration status for his wife. After we secured her status, we also filed a petition for deferred action. We want to make sure that in two years, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (U.S.C.I.S.) will not prosecute his wife.
Date of Application: October 2, 2012
Date of Approval: April 11, 2013
WE HELPED OUR CLIENT prove that his wife:
- Was under 31 before the mandated date, and
- Was under 16 before she arrived in the U.S., and
- Was physically present when requesting to the U.S.C.I.S. for deferred action, and
- Was in possession of required educational or military service credential, and
- Was free of criminal records, felony, misdemeanor, or national security crimes.
CHALLENGE: In this case, our client and we prefer to make the safe decision. As much as his wife already secured immigration status, probability of deportation was still imminent. Therefore, once we found her to be eligible for Deferred Action, we proceeded to file I-821D Consideration for Deferred Actions. This approval helps shield our client’s wife for two years, and may serve as evidence to prove her good conduct.
ABOUT SIX MONTHS LATER, our client’s wife received the approval.