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Azhar & Azhar, PLLC is a law firm with several attorneys dedicated to working with a wide range of clients to provide the highest quality of legal services. Our firm’s clients are diverse, as we represent both individuals and companies for their legal needs. Our clients include professional athletes, leading scientists, world renowned authors, as well as hospitals, universities, restaurants, and consultancy groups. Our practice areas are broad, with a strong emphasis on Immigration and Nationality Law.
The attorneys at Azhar & Azhar law firm have previously enjoyed success at large law firms and have built a strong reputation in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for being honest, hardworking and responsive to their clients’ legal needs.
We invite you to review our website to learn more about our law firm and we welcome the opportunity to discuss your legal needs.
- April 3, 2014 – Permanent Residency Approved After Termination in Immigration Court
Client, a citizen of Nigeria, had entered the US on a fake passport in the early 2000's. He was able to become a permanent resident based on marriage to a US citizen and the grant of an INA section 212(i) waiver. He then divorced his wife, and remarried another US citizen.
When he applied for US citizenship, the government charged him with having committed marriage fraud, and placed him in deportation proceedings. With a new I-130 approved, based on his current marriage to a US citizen, the government attorney agreed to terminate his court case so that he could proceed with "re-adjustment" before USCIS. The court granted the termination order, and client's I-485 was ultimately approved by USCIS.
- March 21, 2014 – Same-Sex Spouse Adjustment of Status Approved
Our clients, one a US citizen and the other a Canadian national, had been dating for years, and were considering getting married. As the US federal government had not yet recognized marriage between same-sex couples, they had initially planned to live in Canada, since Canada does recognize such a marriage. However, when the Supreme Court held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional, President Obama directed federal departments (including USCIS) to ensure the decision and its implications for federal benefits for same-sex legally married couples were implemented. Therefore, they decided to get married here and live in the US, which was their preference.
Sunny filed the adjustment of status application and within 3 months, the beneficiary had been interviewed and approved for permanent residency.
- March 20, 2014 – Adjustment and 212(h) Hardship Waiver Approved in Court
Client, a Jordanian national, had come to the US on a visit visa when he was just 16. At age 19, he married his US citizen spouse. However, he could not adjust his status to permanent residence because he had been convicted of Simple Possession of Marijuana, under 30 grams, and that made him inadmissible. Therefore, he had to apply for a section 212(h) hardship waiver.
The judge and government attorney considered the various hardships in their case. Sunny was able to show that the wife had ongoing medical problems, there was a report from a licensed professional counselor which detailed the wife’s emotional dependency on her husband, they had 2 US citizen daughters, he owned a business and employed two workers and they had financial hardship in the form of medical bills and a mortgage. Further, the medical exam indicated that he had no substance abuse problems. Ultimately, the judge approved the case, and client, after 13 years in the US, finally received permanent residency.
- March 13, 2014 – Client Able to Avoid Certain Jail Time for Criminal Convictions
Client was on probation for Felony Theft and Felony DWI when she was arrested for a Public Intoxication. Client was released from jail on the Public Intoxication, and the District Attorney filed motions to revoke in both felony cases and issued a warrant for client's arrest. Client was facing up to 10 years jail-time. Client hired Azhar & Azhar Law Firm, hoping to get the probation extended without having to go to jail.
In a single unscheduled hearing, attorney Nick Howard was able to get client discharged from probation on both of the former cases and substantially reduced outstanding court fees. Client served no jail time.
- February 10, 2014 – I-130 Approved for Moroccan Citizen After Nearly 3-Year Wait
Our client, a citizen of the US, filed an I-129F Fiancé petition for her fiancé in Morocco. That I-129F was approved, but at the interview, the consular official believed that the beneficiary was only coming to the US to seek better employment opportunities. Then, our client went to Morocco again and the two were married. She subsequently filed an I-130 petition for him, now as her spouse, but before an interview, USCIS denied that application, as they did not believe in the legitimacy of the marriage. That I-130 was taken up on appeal before the BIA, but the BIA dismissed it as well.
Sunny re-filed the I-130 with a wealth of evidence to support the relationship including evidence of the many trips that she had taken to Morocco over the last 3 years. USCIS finally approved the I-130.