Residency Petition for Same Sex Marriage and Prior Order of Deportation
Our client, “Fernando”, contacted out office for help with his same-sex marriage petition case. He had been in a relationship with his US citizen spouse for over 12 years, and had sought legal help resolving his case for many years. Fernando had been ordered deported after his claim of asylum was denied many years ago, so he was very reluctant to submit any additional applications to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). When Fernando’s mother, a United States Citizen, became seriously ill and needed her son’s help to attend her medical appointments, Fernando was granted a temporary waiver to enter the US and care for her.
Our Boston immigration and deportation lawyers determined that, since Fernando had obtained a temporary waiver from the Department of Homeland Security to care for his mother, he would be eligible for other immigration benefits such as adjustment of status on the basis of his marriage to his US citizen husband. A significant accomplishment in this case was that we were able to obtain residency for Fernando without having to submit a deportation/removal waiver (I-212) outside the US. Fernando’s adjustment of status application was approved, and now Fernando is a permanent resident of the United States and allowed to live permanently with his husband and mother.