McBean Immigration Law

After 22 Years, Client With a Removal Order Can Now Get a Green Card

Client came to us because she felt stuck.

She had been in the U.S. for 22 years and faced a lot of roadblocks along the way.

She entered without inspection in 2000.

Shortly after this, she was placed in deportation proceedings.

She applied for asylum and withholding of removal.

The judge denied her case.

She appealed and it was also denied.

 Her removal order became final.

After marrying her US citizen husband, he filed for her. His petition was approved.

They have been married for over 15 years now!

In 2010, she applied for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) when it became available to Haitians. 

Because she had TPS, the government approved a travel document for her.

She used that document to leave the US and return lawfully.

After returning to the US, she applied for adjustment of status.

Although she was eligible for adjustment of status, USCIS erroneously denied her application.

USCIS argued that they did not have jurisdiction over her case since she had a removal order.

However, they were wrong about this.

She felt stuck and confused until she met with us this year about her case. 

We studied her history carefully and then submitted a request to ICE to settle her case.

ICE approved our motion to reopen the case and terminate removal proceedings!

She is now free to file another Green Card application with USCIS! 

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McBean Law, PLLC is a New York, Westchester-based immigration law firm that represents clients in the United States and across the globe.

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