Relative Immigration Petition Approved for Albanian Client during Deportation Defense
Client: U.S. citizen wife
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Case Type: I-130 Immigration Petition for Alien Relative (Husband)
BACKGROUND: AFTER TWO DISMISSAL OF APPEALS FOR HIS ASYLUM APPLICATION, our client’s wife, a U.S. citizen, retained us. We accepted the challenge. Our mission of the time was to secure an immigration status for our client. Time was of essence. OUR CLIENT WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF REMOVAL PROCEEDING.
Date of Application: January 21, 2009
Date of Approval: March 9, 2009
WE DID OUR BEST TO HELP OUR CLIENT simultaneously prove two things. First, his marriage with a U.S. citizen was the result of love and trust. Second, the asylum application should have been approved based on well-founded fear of persecution. After all, our client was political active in his home country during difficult times.
FYI: Typically, many already placed in removal proceedings would apply for I-130 alien relatives immigration petition. If such a choice is available, we often advice our client to do so as well. Thus, if a sponsor, U.S. citizen relative or any direct relatives holding Green Card (spouse, parents or children), is available, consider this option. After all, with such a sponsor, it is more likely to have a legally strong and generally foreseeable argument to immigrate to the U.S.
WITHIN TWO MONTHS, our client’s alien relative petition was approved, while awaiting approval of his green card application.