I-212 Waiver for Chinese Mother

Abused for her Beliefs in China

Ms. L was born and raised in China. She was a practitioner of the Falun Gong spiritual religion, which Chinese authorities consider subversive. She was detained and abused because of her beliefs; after her eventual release, police officers continued to threaten her. To be able to live freely, she came to the United States in 2006. Unfortunately, Immigration Court denied her claim of Asylum and she lost her appeal. Even though she was ordered removed from the country, she remained here.

While Ms. L was disappointed over the loss of her Asylum case, she was able to celebrate a marriage with her husband and welcome a daughter to the family. Luckily for Ms. L, her husband was a U.S. citizen. He filed an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative on her behalf, which was approved. However, because of her removal order and unlawful presence, Ms. L was not able to continue the process and apply for a Green Card.

Much Needed Waiver

At this crucial juncture, Ms. L and her family sought the help of Margaret W. Wong & Associates. Since she already had an approved I-130 Petition, we were able to immediately file an I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal. We were able to demonstrate that Ms. Lin’s family would suffer extreme hardship in her absence, since she had a young daughter to care for. Relocating to China was not an option. We recently heard that her application was approved, and she is one step closer to gaining her Green Card.

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