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Mary Carmen Remigio Madrid-Crost
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Mary Madrid-Crost’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • Matter of C G

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Outcome:
    Client's request for self petition was granted by USCIS and the Immigration Judge granted her application for adjustment of status. She is now a lawful permanent resident and we are working to have her reunited with her daughter who was left back home.
    Description:
    This is a love story turned sour but, in the end, my client was the victor. U.S. citizen was such a nice person at the beginning. After one year, the couple decided to get married and horrible things happened thereafter. Coming from a culture where obedience to one's husband is emphasized and talking against one's husband is taboo prevented her from calling the authorities despite countless physical abuse. Husband sought to have her sent back by providing false information to immigration so that she sould be deemed to have committed marriage fraud. For this reason, her green card application was initially denied. She was placed in removal (deportation) proceedings and the government sought to deport her for marriage fraud. She found us through a church member. We pointed out to her that it is not wrong to tell the truth and come out in the open about the abuse. We helped her obtain credible evidence in support of the abuse. The self petition was granted, which we used to seek the Immigraton Judge to grant her permanent residency, after also proving that she did not engage in arriage fraud.
  • Surviving Relative's Law, Section 204 (l)

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Outcome:
    Application for lawful permanet resident status was granted.
    Description:
    U.S. citizen father died several years before the applicant's priority date was reached and before the Public Law allowing the humanitarian reinstatement of a deceased parent's petition took effect. Despite the fact that most of the siblings (except one) are legal residents of the U.S., and the permanent resident mother (who is sickly) is physically present here, USCIS denied the request for reinstatement. In December 2009, the Surviving Relative's Law took effect. Although there are no implementing regulations yet, we advised the client to file the application for adjustment of status. When he received the approval of his application for permanent residency today, he could not help but scream in joy to see the light and reach the end of a long, long tunnel.
  • 601 Waiver

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Sep 01, 2011
    Outcome:
    Immigration Judge granted waiver and permanent residency.
    Description:
    Out of desperation to be with his U.S. citizen wife and permanent resident son, A sought help from friends to come to America. With little education, he relied on the help of friends of friends to obtain a tourist visa. A gave his real passport to the person who assisted him. He paid a hefty sum of money. One day, he received a phone call to proceed to the airport and be ready to travel to America. He was so excited to be reunited with his family. He happily met with the person who helped him but to his surprise, the passport which bore his photo had a different name. After paying a huge some of borrowed and hard-earned money, he had no choice but to proceed. While he was thankful to be with his family, the excitement rubbed off when he realized that he could not find a job or legalize his stay because of the fraudulent means of his entry. A attempted to apply for adjustment of status through his U.S. citizen spouse. After the matter was denied by USCIS (for using a fraudulent passport), A was placed in removal proceedings. Our firm guided A to gather all the evidence he could use to prove extreme hardship on the part of his wife if removed from the U.S.
  • E-2 Visa After Previous Voluntary Departure

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Outcome:
    Granted - see description below.
    Description:
    The General Manager of a start-up branch of an established company abroad was granted E-2 status. The beneficiary here was dealt with unjustly and placed in removal proceedings which resulted in an order of voluntary departure. Start-up branch, which qualifies as an E-2 company, needed the individual's experience and expertise to direct the business. GM is back in the U.S., successfully contibuting to its growth.
  • LPR Cancellation of Removal

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    May 16, 2013
    Outcome:
    Immigration Judge exercised discretion in favor of the individual.
    Description:
    This is a detained case. The individual had three convictions - forgery, possession of cannabis and possession of controlled substance. Individual has a lot of positive equities in his favor including all family members, sibling and children are U.S. citizens, lengthy stay in the U.S., served as a role model for inner city kids through sports, health condition that requires sophisticated medical attention which is not available at the home country.
  • National Interest Waiver

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Sep 30, 2013
    Outcome:
    Granted
    Description:
    Scholar with original works cited to by researchers worldwide and model used by a national agency. Well-documented self petition granted in a couple of weeks without any request from USCIS for additional evidence.