Our Notable Case Results

Read our case results to learn how we've helped secure victories for our clients, enabling them to move forward with their immigration goals. Whether you are pursuing asylum, citizenship, visas, parole, or any other immigration issue, we are here to help. We are committed to your best interests and will provide the compassionate and knowledgeable legal services you need.

 

  • Accountant Obtains TN Visa Jan 5, 2022

    The Modi Law Firm, PLLC recently assisted an individual in obtaining TN nonimmigrant status as an accountant. TN nonimmigrant status is only available to citizens of either Canada or Mexico who are seeking admission to the United States for temporary employment in certain professions. TN nonimmigrant status may be granted for an initial period of up to three years and may be renewed as long as the applicant continues to be employed in a qualifying profession and meets all other requirements. In order to obtain TN status, citizens of Mexico must apply for a visa at U.S. embassy or consulate. However, Canadian citizens may apply for TN status by presenting the required evidence at a Port-of-Entry or airport preclearance location. It is advised that individuals who are interested in applying for TN nonimmigrant status consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

  • Adjustment of Status Approved During Immigration Interview Jun 3, 2019

    The Modi Law Firm, PLLC recently got an I-485 application for adjustment of status and I-130 petition for alien relative application approved during the adjustment of status interview. The clients, a newly married couple, retained our services shortly after getting married. Due to the extensive supplemental documentation that we included in our clients’ packet, the adjudicating officer was satisfied with all of the evidence provided and approved the I-485/I-130 on the spot. Our client’s legal permanent resident card (common referred as “green card”) was received a few days after the interview.

    The Modi Law Firm, PLLC has vast experience preparing and filing joint I-130/I-485 applications based on marriage to a US citizen. For a consultation, feel free to contact The Modi Law Firm, PLLC at (832) 422-7789.

  • Adjustment of Status based on Asylum Feb 4, 2014
    Our office successfully obtained permanent resident status for our client, who was given asylum about a year before his application was submitted.
  • Affirmative Asylum Approval Feb 13, 2015

    Our immigration law firm successfully represented a client through an asylum interview and a request for evidence following the interview. The affirmative request for asylum was based on persecution on account of religion. Immigration Attorney Susham Modi prepared the client for their asylum interview at the USCIS offices in Houston, put together a packet of client documents and country condition reports and articles to bring to the interview, and accompanied the client to the interview.

    Detailed country condition reports and articles are essential to asylum applications. Attorney Modi and the staff at The Modi Law Firm research the reports and articles that specifically pertain to the client. Often, it is highly advisable for a client to also hire an expert on the country conditions in the country they are fleeing. The Modi Law Firm coordinates with country conditions experts to write a report that can be included as part of their asylum application packet.
  • Another Order of Removal Successfully Rescinded and Case Reopened Jun 19, 2019

    The Modi Law Firm, PLLC successfully helped another client get her immigration court proceedings reopened after filing a Motion to Reopen on her behalf. Due to medical issues, the client was unable to appear at her hearing at the Houston Immigration Court and the Immigration Judge ordered her deportation in absentia. The attorneys at The Modi Law Firm, PLLC successfully argued that exceptional circumstances, in this case, the client’s medical issues, prevented her from appearing at her immigration court hearing and provided evidence that the client had seen a doctor the day of the hearing. Moreover, the attorneys notified the judge that the client had no incentive to miss her hearing since she had an application to become a legal permanent resident pending before USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service). The Motion to Reopen was granted and now the client has the opportunity to proceed with her case and may potentially become a legal permanent resident now that she is no longer being ordered deported.

  • Application for E-2 Investor Status Approved by USCIS Mar 15, 2022

    Our firm also recently represented a client in their application for E-2 nonimmigrant status. E-2 status is generally for individuals who wish to invest a substantial amount of capital into either a new or pre-existing business in the United States which they will develop and direct. Our client elected to seek a change of nonimmigrant status while in the United States rather than apply for an E-2 visa from abroad. Therefore, we filed the change of status application with USCIS with evidence of the substantial investment, a detailed business plan, and the investor's qualifications, along with several other documents. The application for E-2 nonimmigrant status was quickly approved by USCIS less than two weeks after it was received by USCIS.

  • Appointment Scheduled Despite Limited Availability May 31, 2022
    While the USCIS Field Offices reopened in June 2020, many services, such as infopass appointments, remain limited in availability. However, The Modi Law Firm was recently able to promptly obtain an infopass appointment for a client whose permanent resident card had expired while their renewal application was pending. The client had an emergency situation which necessitated that they travel abroad. However, due to the client’s expired permanent resident card, they were unable to do so. Fortunately, our firm was able to assist the client by requesting an infopass appointment and then attending it with the client so that they could obtain an ADIT stamp in their passport, which serves as temporary evidence of their permanent resident status. This enabled the client to travel abroad without issue while their application to renew their permanent resident card remained pending.
  • Approved DACA Renewal Aug 20, 2015
    The Modi Law Firm successfully requested a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal. With DACA in its third year, many individuals that successfully requested DACA are now applying to renew it. Although not a legal status, DACA indicates that an individual is not a priority for deportation and permits individuals to obtain work authorization. However, individuals are required to renew their DACA because it generally expires after two years. In renewal applications, it is important to update the government with any new addresses or criminal issues that may have occurred since the initial request was granted.
  • Approved E-2, Treaty Investor Visa Sep 14, 2015

    The Modi Law Firm, in conjunction with another law firm, successfully applied for an E-2, Treaty Investor Visa on behalf of our client. The E-2 nonimmigrant classification allows a national of a treaty country (a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation) to be admitted to the United States when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business. In order to be successful in obtaining an Investor Visa, the treaty investor must: be a national of a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation (see the U.S. Department of State website to check if your country qualifies) have invested, or be actively in the process of investing a substantial amount of capital in a bona fide enterprise in the United States; and be seeking to enter the United States solely to develop and direct the investment enterprise as an executive employee or specialist employee with essential skills, along with other requirements. Additionally, the enterprise must be a real and operating commercial business which can be shown by including a business plan, the Articles of Incorporation, leasing documents, and any client contracts or invoices if applicable.

    It is important to note, that E-2 visa is a nonimmigrant (temporary) visa which can be renewed; and therefore, should not be confused with a green card, which is permanent. Please contact The Modi Law Firm for further assistance if you have any questions about either of these processes.

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