Client was admitted to lawful permanent residence as a married son of a U.S. citizen. At the time client was admitted to lawful residence, he was married and had children, however his wife and young son did not seek admission to the U.S. at the time he did. Subsequently, client’s U.S. citizen father had passed away and client was seeking to bring his wife and son to the U.S. Client was informed by a non-attorney that it will take several years for his wife’s and son’s petition to be proceed. Client retained attorney Chelico for representation.
Attorney Chelico reviewed the case and applicable law and determined that although the original petitioner had passed away, client’s wife and son derived their eligibility through the client and not the deceased father and there was no requirement for reinstatement of the petition. And since client was married and had children at the time he was admitted to lawful residence, his wife and children qualified for a derivative status and did not have to wait for a visa number to be available. After attorney Chelico filed the petition with the consular’s office, immigrant visas were issued in less than 3 months.
Client was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and was charged with multiple grounds of removability including crimes of moral turpitude, aggravated felony, and multiple controlled substance convictions. Attorney Chelico reviewed the client’s case and determined that although client was born abroad, client was a U.S. citizen through 8 U.S.C. Section 1832(a) something the client was unaware of. Attorney Chelico appeared the Master Hearing at the detention center and filed a motion to terminate proceedings and for client’s immediate release of from detention.
U.S. government dismissed all charges and released client from custody. Client can now enjoy the benefits of being a U.S. citizen instead of being deported.
Elderly person’s application for naturalization is granted after second interview when Attorney Chelico appeared with the client to advocate the case and showed that the client has the sufficient language and history skills to pass the examination.
Elderly person’s application for naturalization is granted.
Naturalization application is granted after Attorney Chelico files a Mandamus Action. Client applied for naturalization about a year and a half ago and has not been called in for a naturalization interview. After repeated inquiries with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, client received the same response that the application is pending background check. After giving the government an opportunity to resolve the matter did not result in any action, Attorney Chelico filed a Mandamus action against the U.S. Government to compel adjudication of the naturalization application.
Naturalization application was granted a month later and client has been scheduled for an oath taking ceremony.