Immigration Attorney Himedes V. Chicas helped secure the approval of two fiancée visa petitions filed abroad at two U.S. consulates, as well as a petition to remove conditions on residence (based on the good faith marriage waiver) and an application for adjustment of status filed with USCIS, on behalf of four different clients just in time for 2014.
The approval of the fiancée petitions ensures that the two soon-to-be married couples and their families will be able to live together lawfully in the U.S. One of Mr. Chicas’ happy clients stated: “Due to all of the preparation, the interview was completely painless, we had ample documentation of our relationship, all the forms were filled out correctly, and no other documentation was needed. It was truly a pleasure to work with Mr. Chicas, and I will be leaving his name with the US Peace Corps office (my previous employer) in case anyone else desires to hire a lawyer to aid them through the confusing visa application process. I couldn’t be more thankful (and neither could my new family)!”
The approval of the petition to remove conditions on residence for Mr. Chicas’ client comes after a more than one year processing time by USCIS, including the service center’s issuance of a Request for Evidence and a somewhat contentious field office interview. The approval of this petition secured the client’s permanent resident status and put to rest his unease about possibly facing removal proceedings.
The approval of the adjustment application by USCIS caps off the client’s over three year stint in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court, and ensures that she will remain united in this country with her husband and family. The client told Mr. Chicas that this was the best Christmas and New Year’s gift that she could have ever received!