A Belorussian Father’s Green Card Application Approved
Client: A Well-Run Orthodox Church in Cleveland, Ohio
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Case Type: I-485 Adjustment of Status Based on Employment (Green Card Application, EB-4)
BACKGROUND: Our client retained us to keep an experienced and multilingual Father on a permanent basis by applying for green card.
Date of Application: May 11, 1999
Date of Approval: December 18, 2000
WE HELPED OUR CLIENT prove that—
- The hiring organization would continue sponsor the beneficiary with further employment, and
- The beneficiary entered the U.S. with inspection, and
- The beneficiary had had no violations of status, and
- The beneficiary had no felony records.
CHALLENGE: This type of cases was easier. Due to some fraudulent cases in the first decade of this century, approval takes longer. Now, reviewing officers read applications with greater scrutiny. That is to day, officials pay more attention to details. Twenty years ago, if applicants could have applied without legal assistance. Now, they probably do need to retain a lawyer. Legal professionals can help gather and present evidence persuasively. Above all, lawyers’ obligation to act professionally and ethically would add to credibility of the case.
ABOUT NINETEEN MONTHS LATER, our client’s Father received his green card.