Family-Based Green Cards Sample Cases

These are some sample cases from our files. It is impossible for us to present all have done past over 15 years of our practice. But these were some cases that came to mind when we started writing this column 2-3 years ago.

Type of Case: Fraud Findings Reversed
Category: Immigration through Marriage, US Consulates, Fraud/Misrepresentation, FDNS
Status: Green Card Approved after Fraud Finding

We were asked to provide a second opinion on a complicated case where the US consulate had denied a green card based upon a finding that the beneficiary/applicant had committed visa fraud where they had earlier misused a visa.  The consulate directed the applicant to file for a waiver (which is quite difficult to obtain).  Note that a finding of fraud is a permanent bar from entering the USA.

When we reviewed the file, it appeared to be quite clear that the finding of fraud was unjustified.  A “misuse” of a visa is not by itself fraud, unless some lies or deception were involved.  So, our recommendation to our clients was to fight the fraud finding, for which we were then retained.  Well, after several  rounds of argument  lasting over a year with the consulate and the Washington, DC office in charge of the consulates, finally, this morning, we have received the approval of the green card.

DISCLAIMER: PAST APPROVAL OF A CASE IS NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF FUTURE CASES. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.