Attorney Alex Mooradian won Adjustment of Status (to Permanent Resident) for an immigrant juvenile client. The interview took place at the USCIS Lawrence Field Office. During the interview, the officer reviewed all biographical information on the client's I-485, as well as several questions about the client's current residence, family structure, education status, and the underlying basis for his Adjustment of Status.
This particular client was adjusting his status based on an approved I-360, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. In order to obtain this status, he had to prove to the Probate and Family Court in Worcester that he had been neglected and abandoned by his father; that he was under 21 years old; that he was unmarried; that it was in his best interests to remain in the United States versus return to his native country of El Salvador; and that he was dependent upon that court to make such a determination. The court had granted the proposed order under equity jurisdiction.
Attorney Mooradian provided a copy of this probate court order for the officer's review, and the hearing was completed very quickly. The officer congratulated the young client. Of course, the client is pleased that with his deportation proceedings terminated, and the approval of his adjustment of status, it is now just a matter of time before he receives his physical green card.