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Stephanie Scarborough

Stephanie Scarborough’s Legal Cases

9 total

  • Cancellation of Removal

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Mar 02, 2011
    Outcome:
    Cancellation of Removal Granted
    Description:
    Cancellation of Removal for client who entered without inspection in 1997. Was able to effectively prove physical presence for at least 10 years, good moral character and met the extreme and unusual hardship standard. Client granted Cancellation of Removal March 2, 2011 and is not a Lawful Permanent Resident.
  • Adjustment of Status Based on 245i

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Outcome:
    Client awarded Adjustment of Status based on 245i/Removal Proceedings Terminated
    Description:
    Client came to me in removal proceedings. While interviewing her I found that her husband had filed an I-130 on her behalf on April 22, 2001 but that the case had been rejected in June 2001 due to an incorrect filing fee amount. Where others gave up we kept investigating. We were able to get proof that the Service had cashed the original April 22, 2001 money order proving that her case was timely filed under 245i. We re-filed the I485 based on 245i. Client was awarded her Green Card in November 2010. Removal proceedings were terminated.
  • 751 with Waiver Granted Immediately Followed by Naturalization

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Dec 07, 2010
    Outcome:
    Approved I-751, Removal Proceedings Terminated, Client Naturalized
    Description:
    When we purchased our Jacksonville offices, there were several cases that were languishing with USCIS and the courts. One such case was an I-751, Removal of Condition of permanent residency. The beneficiary had been placed in removal proceedings because the spouse told USCIS they were no longer married and she no longer wished to join in the petition. Client was in removal proceedings since 2008 and received many continuances while USCIS adjudicated the I-751. We took over the case in November 2010. After many inquiries, USCIS notified us that they would not process the 751 which sat at the local office for more than 2 years because the individual was in removal proceedings. The courts previously refused another attorney's motion to terminate stating they would not do so until the I-751 was adjudicated. After being bounced back and forth between the courts and USCIS, we filed a fresh motion to terminate articulating the jurisdictional issues and USCIS failure to adjudicate in a timely manner. ICE District Counsel suddenly became very helpful and sought the assistance (after 2 years) of the District Chief who promised adjudication. Client's I751 was approved in late 2010 and the removal case terminated. Due to the long delay, he was already eligible to file for Naturalization. I am proud to report that he passed his naturalization exam and will be sworn in as a U.S. Citizen in May 2011. After two previous attorneys handled this case and could not achieve results, we were able to move it through USCIS and get him the approval he deserved. Results matter.
  • Naturalization under INA 329 (Military Service during Hostilities)

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Outcome:
    Naturalization of a non-Lawful Permanent Resident based on military service
    Description:
    Client was not a permanent resident but had served 25 years honorably in the US military after joining from the Philippines in the 1960s. We were able to overcome a pre-1990 aggravated felony and file his naturalization under INA 329 which allows for naturalization through active-duty service in the Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean hostilities, the Vietnam hostilities, or in other periods of military hostilities.
  • Deferred Action Granted to Client with Deportation Order

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jun 04, 2012
    Outcome:
    Client Granted Prosecutorial Discretion-Deferred Action
    Description:
    Client came to Stephanie Scarborough in removal proceedings and with no traditional form of relief available except for Voluntary Departure. Client accepted Voluntary Departure and we applied for a Stay of Removal and Prosecutorial Discretion in the form of Deferred Action based on a serious mental illness of client's spouse and the impact of the deportation/departure on the client's children. Client was granted Deferred Action and is awaiting his Employment Authorization Document
  • Parole in Place (PIP) for Military Spouse

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    May 14, 2012
    Outcome:
    Parole in Place (PIP) Granted to Military Spouse
    Description:
    Military spouse who was brought to the U.S. as a child crossing the border without inspection in the late-90's. Ms. Scarborough coordinated with USCIS who granted Parole in Place.
  • U Visa Approval

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    May 23, 2012
    Outcome:
    U Visa Approved
    Description:
    Client who entered without inspection and with no means of legalizing revealed during an in-depth consultation that he had been shot by a robber. The shooting resulted in near death, severe abdominal injuries, surgery and lasting discomfort and pain for the client. Through extensive documentation and certification efforts, the U Visa and I-192 waiver were approved. The client is now in lawful status and awaiting the birth of twins! This case emphasizes the importance of a thorough and complete analysis by a qualified immigration attorney.
  • Certificate of Citizenship N600

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Outcome:
    Certificate of Citizenship for U.S. Citizen born abroad issued
    Description:
    Client was born in Cuba in the 1950's to a U.S. citizen father and Cuban mother. Father did not properly register the birth of a U.S. citizen abroad. The client lived happily in the U.S. for many years until his drivers license was approaching expiration. As a long-haul trucker he needed his license to earn a living but the DMV required proof of U.S. citizenship as he had been born abroad. The client did not have sufficient evidence to simply apply for a passport and, instead, needed a Certificate of Citizenship. Ms. Scarborough obtained the required evidence to support his citizenship and the N600 was approved.
  • Naturalization with Domestic Battery

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    May 05, 2012
    Outcome:
    Naturalization Granted, Notice to Appear Withdrawn and Client Became a U.S. Citizen
    Description:
    In 2006 client applied for naturalization which was denied due to a prior conviction. She waited and applied again 5 years after her conviction. She attended her naturalization interview, passed the English and Civics test but her case was placed on hold and remained so for several years. Client had a past Domestic Battery conviction resulting from a fight with a family member. Although she had waited 5 years from ther date of conviction to establish good moral character, her case was still in question. During a seemingly routine visit to the USCIS office in 2011 to renew her I-551 Permanent Resident passport stamp, she was detained by ICE and issued a Notice to Appear in immigration court charging her under INA § 237(a)(2)(E)(i), an alien convicted of a crime of violence, child abuse, child neglect, or child abandonment due to her prior conviction for Domestic Battery. The client immediately retained Ms. Scarborough who worked with USCIS and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) to get the Notice to Appear withdrawn based on a complex legal argument. The Notice to Appear was withdrawn and naturalization granted.