August 17, 2021

Ten Year Permanent Residence after RFE

Mooradian's client, a young man from Guatemala, recently received his ten-year permanent resident card such that he can remain in the United States with his spouse and U.S. Citizen daughter.  The client faced complications when his initial marital relationship broke down.   Mooradian was able to work together with the client and the Probate and Family Court to summarily obtain a 1A no-fault divorce, and then to provide that judgment to the immigration agency.

From there, Mooradian was able to provide overwhelming evidence to USCIS of the true nature of that marital relationship such that a good faith waiver of the joint filing requirement (I-751) could be issued.  The agency responded with a Request for Evidence.  

Mooradian replied to that request with a summary of the evidence previously submitted, arguing that the evidence had not been properly weighed, particularly where there was a U.S. Citizen child of that marriage. He also provided additional evidence, including witness statements of those who could testify to the true nature of the relationship. From there, the case was approved summarily without an interview being scheduled.

The client is now on his path toward citizenship and can remain in the United States, with his family, after a very substantial period of residence here.

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