Initial I-485 denied
A woman from Mexico who’s married to a Green Card holder came to our office looking for help. Her husband wanted her to become a Permanent Resident in the U.S. We gathered information and filed the I-485 Adjustment of Status, I-765 Application for Employment, and I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility. We received notice from USCIS’s intent to deny the clients’ applications. They denied the applications because they thought her going back to Mexico would not prove a hardship for her husband. She was very worried and afraid that she might go back to Mexico. We encouraged and told her that we will fight for her until to the end.
MWW filed I-290B motion to reopen/reconsider
Our staff once again worked closely with the couple, gather supporting documents and submitted just the I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility. The application was pending for long time and we filed a G-28 Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative to push the application, followed by an I-290B Motion to Reopen/Reconsider with extensive brief and exhibits.
The Motion was granted and the underlying waiver application (I-601) was approved. After receiving this notice, we sent an inquiry letter to the Dallas, TX, USCIS office regarding the status for I-485. Later, we received a Receipt notice from USCIS for the I-485 Adjustment of Status. We were very happy to hear that the client got an approval notice in the mail. Finally, the client won her Green Card after seven years of waiting. Congratulations to our client!