Success Stories

Here you can find hundreds of our firm’s immigration success stories. Each one of them represents another person who can live legally and happily in the United States. For over forty years, our immigration law firm has helped tens of thousands of immigrants achieve their American dreams. We have worked with clients from Mexico to India to China and beyond. Be it employment-based or family-based, temporary or permanent, legal entry or illegal, or any other immigration matter, we have the experience and knowledge to get the best results. Come read these stories and see for yourself exactly how we have guided our clients through the immigration process. Whatever your situation, Margaret W. Wong and Associates is here to help. Contact us today!

Multinational manager denied I-140 for EB-1 Visa was refiled and approved

Mr. and Mrs. P of India came to the Law Offices of Margaret W. Wong & Associates with bad news: Mrs. P’s I-140 petition as an EB-1 Multinational Manager had just been denied. Even worse, Mrs. P’s L-1A visa renewal had also just been denied! Suddenly, Mr. and Mrs. P had not only lost their petition for a Green Card – they were also present in the U.S. with no

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Status changed for an immigrant from Sri Lanka after filed i-140 and i-539

Mr. N.A is a citizen of Sri Lanka. He came to the United States in January 2005 with an F1 visa — a nonimmigrant student visa. When in March 2016 he contacted our office seeking our help, he had applied for a Green Card through USCIS, and had received an RFE (Request for Further Evidence) and needed to respond to it. His status was changed to the F2 Visa, which

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Belgian immigrant changes employers and status, and becomes permanent resident

Mr. P ventured from Belgium to the United States in pursuit of a potential job opportunity. Initially, he started working for a U.S. employer using an H-1B visa, which allows immigrants to work in the states for up to 6 years. But after some time, his visa was going to expire when the 6 years were ending. During this time, the prospects for having to leave changed when he was

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DACA Immigrant working on permanent residency

Our client immigrated to the United States when she was only fourteen years old. She came on a cultural exchange from China and never went back. As an adult, in May 2014, she came to our firm seeking status. During this time, she was pursuing a GED (a certificate validating that a person has completed high school and has the necessary skills acquired in high school), so she was eligible

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Chinese cook gets i-140 approval

We started working a case for a Chinese cook in September 2002 when we filed his I-140 (Petition for an Alien Worker) based on a petition by the employer, a Chinese restaurant. Our client had previously filed a Labor Certification in January 2002 which received a letter forwarding it to the Backlog Processing Center only in January 2005, being approved in April 2005. Therefore in June 2005 we filed a

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Material science researcher gets i-140 Visa

The expression “persistence pays off” accurately reflects our Korean client’s arduous case. Our client, whom holds a Ph.D in material science, made outstanding contributions to a field of science that requires the utmost expertise and competence. His contributions included ground-breaking research at a top United States University and constructive contributions towards the United States government. In order to secure our client’s status, we filed an I-140: Immigrant Petition for Alien

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Mexican couple with TN Visas receive Green Cards

Mr. and Mrs. E entered the U.S. from Mexico as TN professionals. The TN is a work visa very much like an H-1B, but it is offered to citizens of Mexico and Canada by special agreement via the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It is available to professionals whose occupations are listed by the agreement (just google “list of TN professions” and it should pop up). There are no

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Indian immigrant gains legal employment status

Mr. K was born in India and came to the United States at the age of 45. He soon began working at a gas station in Alabama the next year when he was the victim of a robbery, which profoundly affected him. Accordingly, a previous attorney filed an I-918 Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status on his behalf; while he meets the requirements, the USCIS has already granted the maximum number

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Youth minister gets R-1 and R-2 Visas in two weeks

Our Korean client was a Seminary student and was offered a job as a Youth Minister with a Korean Church. We saw an opportunity to file an R visa for him, but the problem was that he had not received his graduation certificate nor had he been ordained yet. In May 2007 we filed the R-1 visa petition for him and R-2 petition for his family. They asked us for

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Buddhist Monk granted I-360 religious worker visa

Our office was contacted in April 2008 to provide Green Card evaluation for a religious leader of a newly established Buddhist group. After we talked to him, we were very impressed/fascinated with his personal and religious background, his education and career but in the meanwhile very puzzled by how he had worked in the United States. He just worked, everywhere, upon request and invitation. The organization was so loosely structured,

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