Our client, Ms. P, came to the United States from India in 2002 at the age of 40. She fled the violence and discrimination against women that are common in India. After a few years in the USA, she came to Margaret Wong for help with her case. There are many different strategies that we can use to help immigrants stay in the U.S. For this case, we decided to use two strategies at the same time to ensure success: Asylum and Family-Based Immigration. We always do everything we can to help our clients gain legal status in the U.S.
Our attorney, Fabiola Cini, worked with Ms. P on her Asylum application. She and our team helped Ms. P document her fear of returning to her home country and helped her prepare her for her interviews.
At the same time, our waiver-wizard Azaad Singh worked with her son, a U.S. citizen, to apply for family-based immigration. First, he helped her son to file an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative on her behalf. After this was approved, we got to work on the I-601A Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence. This required a lot of hard work to gather many documents and write a lengthy brief explaining the hardship to Ms. P’s family if she were deported. Our diligence paid off; we recently received the happy news that the I-601A Waiver was approved. Because of this, we withdrew the Asylum application. Next, we will help Ms. P prepare for her consulate interview and file her application for a Green Card.