About Adjustment of Status
The process of getting a “green card” while in the United States is called adjustment of status. By comparison, the process of getting a green card from outside the United States is called consular processing.
People who have green cards are lawful permanent residents of the United States. Green cards are no longer given out by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (“INS.”) The INS no longer exists. Green cards are now given out by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service (“CIS.”)
There are different ways of getting a green card: (1) family based immigration; (2) employment based immigration; and (3) the visa lottery.
Adjustment of status can be done before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service or before an Immigration Judge in removal proceedings.
There are many factors that can impact your ability to obtain a green card, such as how you came into the United States and whether you have any criminal history.
There is no appeal of a denial of adjustment of status. However, under certain circumstances, an applicant for adjustment of status who has an application denied can seek either a motion to reopen or reconsider.
Why You Should Hire Me for Your Adjustment of Status Case
My background is with helping non-citizens get adjustment of status through family based immigration.
At my former firm, I supervised my staff in filing numerous adjustment of status applications.
I am experienced with preparing applications where waivers are needed for immigration fraud or criminal conduct.
I have a history of success with complex cases.
I have helped individuals paroled into the United States and classified as arriving aliens to obtain adjustment of status, even when they had final orders of removal.
I have helped individuals with final orders of removal to do joint motions to reopen with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, so that they could seek adjustment of status.
I also have experience with working on appeals of visa denials and denials of waivers.