McBean Immigration Law

Celebrating a 10-Year Green Card Victory after Client Proves Extreme Hardship!

We are thrilled to share that our client has received her 10-year green card after the approval of her I-751 petition.

At the heart of this success lies a compelling display of hardship, her ongoing relationship with her US citizen stepmother, and the constant support of her father.

The client’s stepmother filed an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative for her when she was a minor.

After a successful interview at the US Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica, she entered the US as a conditional permanent resident.

In February 2019, the client submitted the I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on her residence.

Three years later, USCIS sent her a Request for Evidence (RFE).

She hired the firm to respond to the RFE.

We provided documentation of the good faith marriage between her father and US citizen stepmother.  

In January 2023, she was called in for an interview.

Unfortunately, her father and US citizen stepmother were going through a divorce at the time of the interview.

The client had to request a waiver of the joint filing requirement by showing that she suffered extreme hardship during her conditional residence.

Despite the ongoing divorce proceedings, she also showed that she had a continuing relationship with her stepmother.

USCIS wanted more evidence and issued a second Request for Evidence.

This second RFE requested additional documentation of the hardships she experienced and will experience if she is forced to return to Jamaica.

In a concerted effort with our client, marked by rigorous documentation and advocacy, we presented a legal memorandum, a psychosocial report, letters of support, and evidence showing the dire conditions of her home country.

On July 29, 2023, our client’s 10-year green card was issued!

The approval of the I-751 petition was a pure moment of victory for our client.

This is a reminder that behind every green card victory, there is a story of family, love, and unbreakable bonds.

P.S. Every case is different. Past successes do not guarantee similar future outcomes. Consult a licensed immigration lawyer to discuss your unique situation.

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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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