Woman Overstayed B2 Visitor Visa to Escape Sterilization; Her USC Daughter with a Severe Illness, She Won EOIR 42B and Subsequent Green Card

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In 2012, the Margaret W. Wong team in New York started working with a woman named Rong who came to the United States from China with her family on B-2 visas which they overstayed.

For several years, our team had been processing a case for Rong’s husband, Guang, to acquire a green card for him which we accomplished in November of 2013. In Rong’s instance, she told us that she wanted to wait and see if Guang could acquire legal permanent residency before we did much work on her behalf.

Although one of the reasons that Rong had fled China had to do with their sterilization policies, we knew that there was little chance for asylum because she had lived in the United States for many years before she took any action.

We did believe that Rong did have a chance, though, at a 10-Year Cancellation of Removal which we were finally able to file in the latter part of 2016 along with an application for legal permanent residency.

Our contention was that Rong’s young USC daughter, Angela, suffered from a serious illness, not unlike asthma, and needed her mother’s constant care. For sure, several medical practitioners filed affidavits that supported our claim. In the middle of 2018, Angela underwent series of tests, and we were able to file a supplement upholding our assertion.

In October of 2018, we filed Rong’s written closing statement in support of a grant of an EOIR-42B which was ultimately afforded to her in February of 2021.

Obtaining a green card took a bit longer, but it was finally approved in the beginning of May thanks to nearly ten years of vigilance by the Margaret W. Wong team.

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