Motion to reopen and adjustment of status/green card application granted for client with a marijuana conviction who entered the United States in 2002 with only a school ID. USCIS denied client’s application in 2014 finding that he failed to prove that he was properly admitted to the United States. Our office then filed a motion to reopen along additional evidence of his entry, including results from a polygraph examination, and his case was approved nearly 2 years later. Client can now legally stay in this country with his wife and children and apply for citizenship in the future.
DOS posted the January 2021 Visa Bulletin and USCIS posted the related Adjustment of Status charts. For the first time this fiscal year, USCIS has stated that all employment-based adjustment of status applications must be filed based on the Final Action Dates chart. The Dates for Filing chart may be used for all family-sponsored applications, except that F2A applicants may file adjustment of status applications using the Final Action Dates chart. The Visa Bulletin also contains notes on the diversity visa (DV) category for the month of January, DV category rank cut-offs that will apply in February, and the scheduled expiration of the Employment Fourth Preference Certain Religious Workers (SR) and the Employment Fifth Preference (I5 and R5) categories.
Sua sponte motion to reopen 22-year-old removal order granted by the Immigration Court in Phoenix, Arizona for Mexican citizen with a federal conviction for distribution…