McBean Immigration Law

Wife Approved for Naturalization After Tough Fight

Getting a victory when it matters most is priceless.

In this case, it took nearly 800 pages of evidence and a lengthy legal memorandum to win this difficult case!

In December 2022, clients met with us to discuss serious allegations by USCIS during the naturalization process.

At the time, they had a jointly-filed I-751 Removal of Conditions petition and an N-400 naturalization application pending at USCIS.

The client applied for naturalization early based on her marriage to a US citizen.

After being interviewed, USCIS sent her a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID).

USCIS had two big problems with her case.

Firstly, USCIS did not believe that she lived in marital union with her husband for three years before she applied for naturalization.

Secondly, USCIS accused her of providing false testimony during her naturalization interview.

Both accusations are very serious and could hinder her from becoming a citizen.

Because she was in a loving and genuine marriage (you should see their many beautiful pictures!), she thought the process was going to be fairly smooth.

Her green card process was smooth, and she had nothing to hide.

Unfortunately, she was caught off guard by some of the questions that came up during her naturalization interview.

USCIS has a way of “shining a light” on issues that, at first glance, may appear trivial.  

However, in the end, inconsistent responses to “trivial issues” can result in a denial of the case.

In this case, the couple have a home together in a southern state and an apartment in a New England state where the wife was enrolled in a graduate program.

They saw each other every other weekend.

During the naturalization interview, the officer questioned discrepancies in the addresses noted on the I-751 petition and the N-400 application.

Client never expected these questions, and things did not go very smoothly from that point on.

These discrepancies could have prevented her from meeting the good moral character requirement for naturalization.

However, our team prepared a winning response to the government’s allegations, which included nearly 800 pages of evidence!

We submitted our response on February 23, 2023.

Both the naturalization and I-751 petition were approved on April 4, 2023!

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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