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CASE: Marriage to US Citizen Green Card

CLIENT: Indian

LOCATION: Cleveland, OH

Our client came to the United States from India. Currently, she is working for her employer under an H-1B visa.  Later, she married her current husband, who was a green card holder at the time of filing, in September 2012.

Our client retained our office in the middle of September 2013 for her I-130 petition and I-485 adjustment of status application. Although the Petitioner was a green card holder, we could file the I-130 / I-485 simultaneously at that time because the priority date for the F2A category was current in August and September 2013.

Our office prepared and filed an I-130 petition and I-485 adjustment of status application, together with all necessary supporting documents, on September 26, 2013. Everything went smoothly and the receipt notices, fingerprint appointment, and work permits all came on time.

While her green card application was pending, our client’s husband took his naturalization test and interview in February 2014.  Prior to the interview, we thoroughly prepared our clients at our office. On February 6, 2014, our client was interviewed at the Cleveland, Ohio USCIS office.

The interview went well, however, our client’s green card application could not be adjudicated because of the retrogression of priority dates.

On February 21, 2014, our client’s husband finally took his oath and became a naturalized U.S. citizen. After the ceremony, our client’s husband gave us a copy of his naturalization certificate which our office eventually submitted to the USCIS office on the same day.

By doing this, our client’s case was upgraded from the F2A category to Immediate Relative, which has available immigrant visa numbers all the time. Eventually, on February 27, 2014, the USCIS approved our client’s green card application.

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CASE: Marriage-Based Green Card

CLIENT: Chinese

LOCATION: Cleveland, OH

Our client came to the United States from China and he is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Cleveland Ohio on an F-1 student visa. He married his current wife, who is a green card holder, in August 2013.

Our client retained our office on August 20, 2013 for his I-130 petition and I-485 adjustment of status application. Although the Petitioner is a green card holder, we could file the I-130 / I-485 simultaneously because the priority date for F2A category was current in August and September 2013. Our office prepared and filed an I-130 petition and I-485 adjustment of status application, together with all necessary supporting documents, on September 3, 2013. Everything went smoothly and the receipt notices, fingerprint appointment, and work permits all came on time. The priority date of our client was September 6, 2013.

Prior to the interview, we thoroughly prepared our clients at our office. On January 2, 2014, our client was interviewed at the Cleveland, OH USCIS office. Our attorney Sung Hee (Glen) Yu accompanied them at their interview as well. The interview went well, and the priority date for our client was current at the time of the interview as well. Eventually on January 8, 2014, his green card application was approved.

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CASE: Adjustment of Status – First Preference Petition

CLIENT: Jamaican

LOCATION: Connecticut

Our client has been on F-1 status for many years. He went to colleges in the United States, and has maintained his status lawfully throughout his stay in the United States.  His mother was a naturalized U.S. citizen, and wanted to file her I-130 petition on behalf of her son.  However, since our client was over 21 years old at the time of filing the I-130 petition, our client had to wait 5 years to have a current priority date.

As mentioned before, parents, spouses and children of U.S. citizens are considered “immediate relatives,” and these “immediate relatives” do not need to worry for backlogged priority dates.  However, if children of U.S. citizens are over 21 years old at the time the I-130 petition is filed, then they are not considered “immediate relatives” anymore and would have to wait. They would then fall under the 1st preference category.  (According to the January 2011 Visa Bulletin, the priority date is January 1, 2005).

Our client’s mother filed an I-130 petition for her son back in January of 2005 and this I-130 petition was approved.  Our client retained us in July of last year and discussed with us his adjustment of status issues. On August 12, 2010, our firm filed the I-485 Adjustment of Status Application and I-765 Work Authorization application.  Everything went smoothly and the receipt notices, fingerprint appointment, and work permits all came on time.  There was no Request for Evidence.  On November 15, 2010, our client was interviewed in Hartford, Connecticut.   On December 30, 2010, the USCIS approved his adjustment application. After several years in the U.S., our client if finally a green card holder.

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