Client’s immigrant visa petition along with that for his wife and child were denied by the U.S. Embassy overseas on the basis of public charge finding. The Embassy reinstated the denial after additional financial evidence was submitted and after a local Congressman intervened on client’s behalf. After exhausting all pre-litigation remedies to resolve the issue with the Embassy, Attorney Chelico filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Embassy arguing that the denial of the immigrant visa had no legal basis and was in bad faith
Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, the U.S. Embassy recalled the client for a new interview, requested additional documents, which were promptly provided under the guidance of Attorney Chelico, and issued the visa for him and his family. Upon issuing the visa, client agreed to dismiss lawsuit against the Embassy.