Mooradian's clients, a United States Citizen and a beneficiary from South America, came to him concerned that the beneficiary might not be able to remain in the United States. The couple was married, but the beneficiary had come to the United States many years prior and immediately started working.
Mooradian identified the immediate issue as a possible accusation of dual intent. That is, that the beneficiary had entered the United States as a visitor, but that his intention was to remain permanently and work. Mooradian advised the beneficiary that he must be honest about his work history; he did so, indicating in detail each location where he worked, along with the timeframe of when he worked there, on all relevant applications.
However, Mooradian was able to use precedent to show that dual intent alone, in the absence of other adverse factors, could not warrant the denial of this matter. Mooradian's argument, based on BIA precedent, proved successful. Mooradian was able to address any questions at the time of interview, and the beneficiary was granted lawful permanent resident status.
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he client was able to pass the English and Civics test with ease. Mooradian had explained all complicating factors in writing, and the agency agreed with the submitted explanations regarding police citations and the civil service registration requirements.
Mooradian's client, a young man and father from Africa, recently received his green card based on his marriage to a United States Citizen. The client was concerned about the interview process because a previous spouse had filed a petition for him several years prior to this marital petition, and that petition was denied.
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