Complex removal proceedings case

Cynthia A. Irvine

Case Conclusion Date:September 4, 2006

Practice Area:Immigration

Outcome:Waiver approved and client granted green card

Description:Client was married to a U.S. citizen but had previously been deported after having made a false claim to U.S. citizenship, which results in automatic inability to obtain green card. I was able to argue a narrow exception in law to demonstrate that client's statement at the border that she was a U.S. citizen did not legally constitute a false claim to citizenship. This is because there is a narrow exception if you can demonstrate an immediate retraction of the false claim. We were able to demonstrate that this narrow exception applied in our case and the Judge approved the wife's waiver application based on extreme hardship to the U.S. citizen husband and approved her to receive her green card.