McBean Immigration Law

Client With TPS from Haiti Gets Her 2004 Removal Case Reopened!

Our Client has been trying to fix her immigration status for more than 20 years.

Nothing has worked until now.

Over the years, she has worked with three or four lawyers.

She entered the US in August 2001 on a B2 visitor visa.

She applied for asylum in July 2002, but her case was not approved.

In September 2002, she was issued a Notice to Appear before an Immigration Judge.

The judge issued a removal order in March 2004.

In 2006, she married a naturalized US citizen, but this alone could not fix her status.

She was later granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in 2010 when it became available for Haitian nationals.

Her husband was very supportive and tried to help her fix her status.

He filed the form I-130 on her behalf in May 2012, and it was approved in November 2012.

Her lawyer’s motion to reopen removal proceedings before the immigration court was denied in February 2018.

Although she had a removal order, at the advice of lawyers, she departed the US on her advanced parole in August 2018.

She was then paroled into the US in September 2018.

In December 2018, she filed for adjustment of status (form I-485).

She also filed form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission, and it was denied in September 2019.

Her I-485 application was also denied in November 2019.

Despite all of her past denials, she never gave up.

She booked a consultation with Attorney McBean Pompy at the end of 2022.

After obtaining her immigration records and studying her background, we prepared a Joint Motion to Reopen and Terminate her removal.  

We submitted our request to the ICE Field Office in Miami, Florida on June 8, 2023.

It was approved a few days later on June 13, 2023!

Client is now able to adjust her status and get a green card after being in the US for nearly 22 years!

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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