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Newly Married Couple From India In An Family Arranged Marriage Successfully Petitions Spouse

9/8/2016

A couple from India that were married based on their families values, culture and traditions from India, in addition to love of one another. They retained our Houston immigration lawyer firm to help them with the marriage-based application. The case was very complex for two reasons. First, they did not have as much documentation as some other cases since they were newly weds and in an somewhat arranged marriage and secondly because it was very time sensitive that the case be approved so that they can travel to India for their traditional Indian wedding ceremony. Our firm was able to help them think of creative ways to prove their valid marriage through documentation, assist them in preparing the multiple forms required, help them with a mock interview and even attend the interview with them. Their case was approved just before they needed to attend their traditional marriage ceremony in India. The couple could not be gladder that everything worked out so perfectly and this spouse is now a conditional legal permanent resident of the United States.

Client Receives Approved Eb1a For Extraordinary Ability And Will Likely Soon Become A Legal Permanent Resident

9/2/2016

Our client retained us from outside of Houston, TX because she had heard of our reputation and wanted a credible lawyer by her side on such an important and complex application. Our firm spent many hours working on her case in order to strengthen her case as much as possible. An individual may in some instances self-petition for a green card without a company sponsor if he or she can show extraordinary ability. In order to demonstrate extraordinary ability that person must either show national or international acclaim or meet at least 3 of 10 USCIS factors demonstrating extraordinary ability in business, science, arts, athletics or education. In this case, through voluminous documentation we were able to show she met at least 3 of those factors including through her publications, unique contribution in her field including patents and critical role in her organization among other evidence. She is now in a great position to become a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States.

Our Firm Succeeded In Helping A Same Sex Marriage Couple Remove Their Conditions (I-751)

8/25/2016

The reason applicants based on marriage receive “conditional” legal permanent residence is because conditional status is granted when the marriage has lasted for less than 2 years before the date of filing the original petition for their spouse named an I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. In this circumstance, USCIS must provide a conditional permanent residence if they approve the application and a new application (an I-751 application with supporting documents) must be applied for, if a joint a filing, within 90 days prior to the 2 year expiration of the conditional green card status. The most common way to file the removal of conditions application is by a “joint filing” whereby the same couple are still in marital union. Our clients retained our firm after he received a conditional legal permanent residence (conditional green card) based on same sex marriage. Our firm worked on their joint filing of an I-751 Removal of Conditions Application and were successful in removing their conditions. The packet of evidence we provided was in fact so sufficient that no interview was even scheduled for such a case. Our client now is a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States.

U.S. Citizen Spouse Successfully Files For Her Husband, He Is Granted Conditional Legal Permanent Residence

6/14/2016

Clients were from Austin, TX and hired our firm for an marriage based immigration application. The petitioner was a U.S. citizen who had been previously married before and she was applying for her new husband. We filed an application packet for them that included several forms, including but not limited to, an I-130, I-485 and a joint sponsor I-864 form. The case was set for an interview with an immigration officer in San Antonio, TX. After a gruelingly long interview of approximately 2 hours, our client’s case was approved. Her husband is now a conditional legal permanent resident of the United States. Due to the several forms involved in a case involving a U.S. citizen petitioner, the high likelihood of an interview and the need to be detail-oriented on these forms, we highly recommend that every applicant hire a competent immigration attorney if they’re able to do so.

Our Firm Succeeeded Where 2 Attorneys Before Could Not; Client’s Prior Order Of Deportation Was Successfully Reopened

6/1/2016

Our clients retained our firm after having a prior order of removal. She had had that removal order against her from many years ago. It was a very difficult case as at least 2 different attorneys before could not get their case reopened before they hired The Modi Law Firm. At our firm, however, we provide an immense amount of work and were able to have the case reopened by submitting a Motion to Reopen. We filed an I-130 petition from her U.S. citizen husband, which was approved and then utilized that USCIS approval notice, along with several other arguments, to persuade the immigration judge to reopen her case. Now that her case is reopened, she may be eligible through an extreme hardship waiver to receive permanent residence through her U.S. citizen husband. This was a huge milestone and victory for our client and we’re very happy for her.

Deportation Proceedings Closed, Client Stays Safely in the U.S.

5/19/2016

The Modi Law Firm was retained by a lawful permanent resident who contacted us after being placed in detention and removal proceedings. After serving time in state jail for several theft convictions, our client was transferred with an ICE hold to immigration detention. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security charged her as deportable because she had been allegedly convicted of at least two crimes involving moral turpitude. An alien who has been convicted of two crimes involving moral turpitude is subject to mandatory detention and can be charged as deportable by the government.

Despite her complicated criminal history, The Modi Law Firm successfully applied for Lawful Permanent Resident Cancellation of Removal with the immigration judge. Attorney Modi fought ardently to show her positive equities including the potential hardship her minor U.S. citizen child and an ill lawful permanent resident father would face if she were to be deported. The judge and even opposing DHS counsel agreed and her case was granted. She is now living again safely in the United States with her family. Criminal immigration matters can be very complex and difficult to win even if you have been in the United States as a lawful permanent resident. If you or a loved one has been placed in deportation proceedings, it’s important to hire a competent immigration attorney.

Re-entry Permit Granted

4/28/2016

The Modi Law Firm successfully applied for a Re-entry permit for a lawful permanent resident client. A Reentry Permit allows a permanent resident or conditional resident to apply for admission to the United States upon returning from abroad during the permit’s validity without the need to obtain a returning resident visa from a US embassy or consulate.

Legal permanent residents must take care to not leave the United States for a period longer than six months. Furthermore, a permanent resident or conditional resident who has remained outside the United States for longer than one year may require proof that the permanent resident did not abandon his/her residency to obtain a new returning resident immigrant visa and an approved SB-1 to enter the United States and resume permanent residence. If you know you in advance that you will be traveling abroad for more than 6 months, you should consider applying for a re-entry permit.

There are many particular instructions to be followed in order to ensure that the proceedings go through smoothly and without delay; if done incorrectly the ability to re-enter the United States could become very complicated. The Modi Law Firm has much experience in many arenas of immigration law and understands the necessity for intricate attention to detail in order for processes, such as filing re-entry permit requests, to often proceed without any issues.

The Modi Law Firm Assists Criminal Attorney – Analysis of Immigration Consequences to Criminal Plea

4/22/2016

We are very well connected in the Houston area with other lawyers, teaming up with other law firms to help in a case that might contain criminal matters as well as immigration ones. Recently a criminal defense attorney reached out to us, asking for our collaboration with them in a criminal defense case relating to immigration matters. We were retained to conduct legal research and analysis of immigration consequences of pending criminal charges against our client. We successfully aided the criminal defense law firm in order to advocate for the best and most well-informed criminal plea deal that would potentially minimize our client’s immigration consequences.

Deportation Proceedings Closed, Client Stays Safely in the U.S.

4/8/2016

The Modi Law Firm was retained by a lawful permanent resident who contacted us after being placed in detention and removal proceedings. After serving time in state jail for several theft convictions, our client was transferred with an ICE hold to immigration detention. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security charged her as deportable because she had been allegedly convicted of at least two crimes involving moral turpitude. An alien who has been convicted of two crimes involving moral turpitude is subject to mandatory detention and can be charged as deportable by the government.

Despite her complicated criminal history, The Modi Law Firm successfully applied for Lawful Permanent Resident Cancellation of Removal with the immigration judge. Attorney Modi fought ardently to show her positive equities including the potential hardship her minor U.S. citizen child and an ill lawful permanent resident father would face if she were to be deported. The judge and even opposing DHS counsel agreed and her case was granted. She is now living again safely in the United States with her family. Criminal immigration matters can be very complex and difficult to win even if you have been in the United States as a lawful permanent resident. If you or a loved one has been placed in deportation proceedings, it’s important to hire a competent immigration attorney.

Naturalization Docs: Failure to Disclose Documents Overcome, Client Becomes U.S. Citizen

3/23/2016

Recently, a couple came to us with a dilemma regarding their naturalization documents. Our client had entered U.S. with a fiancé visa as he was engaged to a U.S. citizen. When applying for his fiancé visa and at the port of entry after approval, our client disclosed his conscripted (mandatory) military service; however, after the couple wed and filed for the Application to Register Permanent Residence (I-485) by themselves, our client (without an attorney at the time) inadvertently forgot to disclose his military service in his home country. Despite the mistake, the I-485 was approved. After three years passed, the couple wanted to apply for citizenship; however, while completing their application they realized the failure to disclose information on the I-485. So they hired The Modi Law Firm for help. The Modi Law Firm completed the application packet and provided assistance during the interview to clarify the inadvertent mistake and to address any potential accusations of false misrepresentation for an immigration benefit.

Failure to disclose important facts could be incorrectly perceived as “misrepresentation” which could potentially result in a ten year bar and initiation of removal proceedings. Attorney Modi was able to prove that this inadvertent mistake was not false testimony and that the husband’s limited participation in his country’s military was compulsory. Our law firm successfully processed their N-400 and the husband recently became a U.S. citizen. When completing applications, it is important to review every document to check for accuracy even if you are receiving assistance from someone else.

  • Meet Your Advocate

    Attorney Susham Modi works tirelessly to help you during this time.

    Attorney Modi
  • Help with Immigration

    Our firm offers clients the compassionate care they deserve.

    Cases We Handle
  • Keep Your Family Close

    Turn to us when deportation threatens you and your loved ones.

    Deportation Defense
  • Get the Help You Need

    Begin working with an immigration lawyer that fights for your rights.

    Contact Us
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