We recently received approval for a naturalization client in Newport Beach. He became a permanent resident over ten years ago through his marriage to his US Citizen wife. He postponed naturalization for several years, but recently he decided he wanted to petition for his parents to become lawful permanent residents. He approached The Nunez Firm in early summer 2012 regarding naturalization.
We prepared the necessary forms and evidence making sure that the continuous residency requirement was fulfilled. We filed the packet with USCIS within a couple weeks and four months later the interview went forward. At the interview the officer asked questions about travel outside the United States and employment history. My client was well-prepared and answered all the questions to the officer’s satisfaction. The interview lasted only twenty minutes, which is relatively short, and the case was approved.
My client is scheduled for an oath ceremony later this month, and, after that, we plan to start the visa petition process for his parents. If you are considering the naturalization process in Southern California, contact The Nunez Firm to schedule a consultation. Managing attorney Jay Nunez will meet with you to help you better understand the process and your chances of success.
We just received the news that one of our Orange County clients was approved for the permanent green card. She received her conditional residence card several years ago through her marriage to her husband. After being abused for over a year she left him and hired The Nunez Firm to assist her with removal proceedings (stemming from failing to file the I-751 on time) and VAWA. We had the VAWA case approved by the Vermont Service Center and our motion to terminate removal proceedings was granted by the immigration judge based on the approved I-360.
The client originally planned to handle the rest of the case by herself, but she realized later that it was more complex than she had thought. She came back to me to help with the I-751 process to have the conditions finally removed from her residency. We filed the case along with all the evidence of domestic violence (and the proof of the I-360 approval) with the California Service Center. She was scheduled for an interview in Santa Ana and she attended it. The interview was quick and the officer approved the case on the spot.
She was very happy when she called me to inform me of the good news. She is glad that she will not need to deal with immigration court or USCIS for a long time. She plans to naturalize as a US citizen at some point in the future, but for now she is happy to be a lawful permanent resident.
If you or someone you know is an alien victim of domestic violence, contact The Nunez Firm to schedule a free consultation. We can help you better understand the options available to you which could include adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident through the Violence Against Women Act or possibly a U visa. Managing attorney Jay Nunez will meet with you personally during a confidential consultation in order to better explain the relevant laws.
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We recently received a green card approval for the wife of an US Citizen residing in Long Beach, California. The couple has been together for several years and they married in 2011. The wife is originally from Switzerland and entered the United States on the Visa Waiver Program.
The couple met through a mutual friend in 2010. After dating long distance for a couple of years, the husband proposed marriage and she accepted. In 2011, they hired The Nunez Firm to assist with the adjustment of status process. We helped them collect all the necessary paperwork including evidence that the marriage was entered into in good faith and not for immigration purposes. We handled all the forms (including the I-485, I-130, G-325A, I-765 and G-28) and we prepared the packet of evidence. Additionally, we were able to obtain an expedited advance parole document allowing the wife to visit her ill mother in Europe while the case was pending.
Before the interview with USCIS in Los Angeles, I met with the couple and advised on what to expect at the interview. I told them what questions to expect and assured them that I would be at the interview to make sure they were treated respectfully and fairly.
The officer was very thorough, but respectful and patient during the green card interview. The officer approved the case on the spot and the couple was very emotional about starting their new life together.
If you are considering the adjustment of status process, contact The Nunez Firm to schedule a free consultation. Managing attorney Jay Nunez will personally meet with you to help you understand whether your situation is eligible for a marriage based green card. The Nunez Firm handles countless marriage based green cards every year and our reputation among our clients and the USCIS adjudicators is unparalleled.