E-2 approved for investor and spouse based on purchase of smog and auto repair company near San Diego, CA.
Prosecutorial discretion granted and deportation case administratively closed for client with 10+ years in the United States but no immediate relatives, no documented employment history or tax filings and several vehicle code arrests/convictions. Client can now remain in the U.S. legally in hope of immigration reform in the future.
Provisional waiver granted for Client who entered the United States without inspection in 2001. Waiver was based on hardship to his U.S. citizen wife, who he recently married and with whom he has a U.S. citizen daughter.
An I-140 Multi-National Manager petition approved for Client from Egypt who is the majority owner of a small health care and medical supply business. Client is in E-2 status (also prepared by our office) and can now adjust status to get permanent residency.
IJ denied Client’s motion to reopen his 2010 in absentia order and relied on fairly new warnings on Form I-485, advising applicants to keep USCIS updated of address changes for removal purposes. Appeal to BIA was sustained, finding that the IJ’s decision was in error and that Client was not properly advised of his hearing and that he did not receive notice of his hearing. Now Client can fight for status in the United States without being deported.