elcome to Azhar & Azhar, PLLC
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.
- 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.
- January 28, 2014 – Asylum Approved for Eritrean National Fearing Forced Military Conscription
Client, a citizen of Eritrea, fled his country fearing that the government of Eritrea was going force him into the national military. Our client opposed the political activities of his government and was morally opposed to the wars that the Eritrean government was fighting. While in Egypt, he participated in peaceful demonstrations outside the Eritrean embassy. He came to the US as an F-1 international student and applied for asylum.
Noaman litigated his case in immigration court, and the government opposed the case. Though our client was the only witness, the judge found him to be credible and approved his asylum case. This was a particularly important victory since asylum law generally does not cover “draft dodgers.”
- January 21, 2014 – South Korean Approved for Cancellation of Removal
Client had come to the US as a child and became a Legal Permanent Resident. In his mid 20’s he was convicted of 2 simple drug possession crimes. He then relapsed and violated the terms of his probation. After having completed his probationary period, he went to South Korea and visited his family. Upon his return, he was detained at the border as having been admissible. Due to the nature of his crimes, he was not eligible for bond, so he had to stay at the Rolling Plains Detention Center in Haskell, TX during the course of his case.
Sunny applied for a 42-A Cancellation of Removal application and was able to show that his client had been sufficiently rehabilitated. Further, he had family and friends in the US, and a stable and consistent employment history. The government attorney and judge agreed that our client was deserving of the relief, and granted the case. Client was released the same day.
- January 16, 2014 – Green Card Approved for Asylee After Nearly 8-Year Wait
Client is a citizen of Ethiopia and was born in an Oromo family. While in Ethiopia, he was politically active with the OLF and was subsequently granted asylum in the US. In 2006, he applied for permanent residency. His wife and children subsequently were approved for permanent residency and US citizenship, but USCIS did not approve our client’s case because the US State Department was concerned about whether the OLF was considered a terrorist organization. As a result, our client’s case was pending based on INA § 212(a)(3)(B).
Client hired Azhar & Azhar Law Firm, and Sunny wrote a detailed letter to USCIS which discussed our client’s non-violent activities, as well as the fact that the State Department had not designated the OLF as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. Shortly thereafter, USCIS approved our client’s I-485 application.
- December 17, 2013 – Divorce Case Victory After Jurisdiction, Custody and Child Support Fight
Our client was indigent and was taking care of her 5 children with little to no financial support from her ex-husband, the father of the 5 children. Our client was divorced in Minnesota and retained custody of the 5 children. The ex-husband filed suit in Dallas, TX in an attempt to modify orders and obtain primary custody of the 5 children, despite that he had been physically and verbally abusive in the past.
Farah filed a special appearance stating that Texas did not have jurisdiction. The ex-husband tried to challenge Minnesota’s jurisdiction. The Family Court judge in Texas hearing the case ordered that Minnesota retained jurisdiction and our client was able to keep primary custody of her children. Further, she was able to get an increase in child support in light of taking care of 5 children on her own.