Immigration Stories

Legal Services to the Dominican Community

Dominican Attorney Luis Hernandez, offering the following services to the Dominican community:

Criminal Background Investigation

Certificate of Non-Criminal Record

Mutual Consent Divorce

Divorce Due to Incompatibility of Characters

Divorce by Unknown Domicile

Representation to Get and Correct any Issues with Certificates of Births, Marriage, Divorce and Death

Other Legal Representations in the Dominican Republic.

Chinese Asylum Victory

A native of China, client (name withheld for security purposes) fled to the United States in 2007 to escape persecution from the Chinese government as a result of his Falun Gong practices. He sought the services of an immigration lawyer in New York. However, it appears that his lawyer got involved in the mass asylum fraud case (check newspaper articles about this) and he was constrained to seek the services of another counsel.

Mother with 3 children Faces Deportation

Our client from El Salvador crossed the border without documents through Phoenix Arizona in 1992 and has lived in the United States ever since.

She has 3 children born in the US. The middle child was born with Down Syndrome, and suffers from delayed physical development and learning disabilities. She was born with heart complications which required surgery 2 months after birth.

I-485, I-130 and Green Card

R.H. is a US citizen who married L.Y., a citizen of Paraguay. L.Y. filed a marriage-based adjustment of status. During their interview with an immigration officer to establish the bonafide nature of their marriage, the couple was subjected to a Stokes interview (they were interviewed separately).

After a grueling 2-hour interview, they were told to expect a decision in the mail.

Green Card and I-485

Client and his family members each filed a I-485 adjustment of status application with USCIS on April 12, 2007. Client was granted asylum in 2006, and on that basis, he filed for adjustment of status. The USCIS at some point adjudicated the client’s wife and child, but decided to hold off the decision on client’s application, because the USCIS was still in the process of conducting security checks.

Legal Permanent Resident and I-140/I-145

F.M. is from Ecuador, entered EWI in 1996. He had a labor certification approval, which had a priority date of April 30, 2001. He is a landscaper for a landscaping company in Norristown, P.A.

His former counsel filed an I-140/I-485 packet, but it was rejected because visa numbers were not available. He then retained us, and this time,

245 (I) Eligible Legal Permanent Resident

In 2000, L.B. was an illegal. He walked from Guatemala to Mexico, then crossed from Mexico in a truck. He then crossed through the Texas border and ended up in Houston before making his way to New Jersey.

In 2001, while working as a cook, a labor certification was filed for him. This was subsequently approved. We then filed his immigrant petition in 2006,

Green Card

A.S. entered the United States illegally in 1991 to escape civil conflict in his homeland of El Salvador. For the past 18 years, A.S. worked his way up from a scrap metal collector to a supervisor of a waste management company. Although his life was rooted in the U.S. and his 4 U.S.-born daughters (ages 1 mo. To 16 years old) knew no other way of life,

Relief from Deportation-Green Card and I-601 Waiver

M.C. is a 42-year old man from Bangladesh who overstayed his visitor’s visa and was eventually ordered removed from the United States. Although M.C. subsequently married a U.S. citizen, M.C. believed that he could not obtain his green card because of the prior deport order. When M.C. was convicted for an aggravated felony for which he is now serving his criminal sentence,