McBean Immigration Law

From DACA to U.S. Permanent Resident in Five Months!

When dealing with U.S. immigration where experiences often involve lengthy wait times, sometimes, there are extraordinary victories that truly inspire us!

Our client entered the United States as a child in 2007.

In 2012, when the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was introduced, our client seized the opportunity to gain legal protection and work authorization.

It was a turning point that provided her with the courage to pursue her dreams.

But DACA has its limitations, and the program is currently in jeopardy.

She scheduled a consultation with us in June 2022 with the goal of obtaining a more permanent status than what DACA offers.

After three years of dating, our client married her U.S. citizen husband in 2015.  

The couple had their first child in December 2015.

They had been married for many years prior to filing their I-130 Petition for Alien Relative and I-485 Adjustment of Status applications.

We prepared a solid I-130 and I-485 application packet that included lease agreements, wedding pictures, wedding invitations, and plenty of evidence of their bona fide relationship.

We filed their case in December 2022.

USCIS determined that our client’s case was deemed strong and compelling.

As a result, our client was granted U.S. Permanent Residency without an interview!

In May 2023, we received their I-130 and I-485 approval notices!

In just five months, our client’s life changed dramatically!

With her U.S. Permanent Resident Status, she is now able to pursue her goals without limitations!

Our client’s journey from being a DACA recipient to a U.S. Permanent Resident in a mere five months serves as an inspiration, proving that goals can be achieved with resilience and determination.

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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