Our client was designated a refugee and given lawful permanent resident status.
In the early 90s, our client moved to a central American country for 4 years. When she tried to return to the United States, she was told she had abandoned her permanent resident status and she was denied entry into the U.S. Two years later, she obtained a fiance visa and entered the country, but she never married her fiance.
She came to us several years later. Because she entered on a K-1 fiance visa, she could not adjust status through any other means. We decided to pursue citizenship claiming that because her father was a U.S. citizen she was a U.S. citizen at birth. The problem was that we did not have a birth certificate and we could not locate her father.
Years later, we finally tracked down her father. He agreed to do a DNA test and used that test to prove that our client's father was a U.S. citizen. We also tracked down the father's high school and elementary school records from over half a century ago to prove that he lived in the U.S. as a young man.
After over 40 years living in the United States, our client was deemed a U.S. citizen and provided with a certificate of citizenship last week.
If you have a complex immigration case, contact Nelson & Nunez to schedule a consultation. We will meet with you in person to determine if there is a path to legalize your immigration situation.