Relative Immigration Status Granted to Palestinian Parents
Client: a naturalized U.S. citizen
Location: Akron, Ohio
Case Type: I-130 Petition for Relatives (Parents)
BACKGROUND: Our client, a U.S. citizen, retained us to secure immigration statuses for his parents. We then proceeded to file standard I-130 immigration petition for alien relatives, widows and orphans. Our mission was to prove that clients direct relatives as defined in law for this benefit.
Date of Application: June 7, 2002
Date of Approval: November 25, 2002
WE HELPED OUR CLIENT prove his relationship with his parents was real and in good faith. That is, the parent-child relationship as presented in the case is within the meaning of relevant provisions for blood relatives.
CHALLENGE: The core many immigration issues is that the qualifying relationship shown in the case is in good faith and real. Alien relative petition for parents typically does not espouse scrutiny level as high as other cases do, such as marriage green card cases (due to potential of fraudulent marriage).
Thus, we helped our client prove that his relationship with the claimed parents in the case is both real and bona fide and received an approval within a normally expected time frame.
ABOUT FIVE MONTHS LATER, our client’s alien relative petition was approved.