- December 13, 2016 – I-601 Approved for Indian National Who Was Inadmissible for Fraud
Our client, a citizen of India, had sponsored her father, who was in India. He was denied the immigrant visa though because the last time he was in the US, he was found to have worked without authorization and misrepresented information in order to get a visit visa.
Sunny Azhar was filed an I-601 waiver of inadmissibility for him by arguing that his wife, who was a permanent resident in the US, had a significant medical condition that required his presence in the US, and his absence from the US therefore resulted in extreme hardship to her.
USCIS accepted these arguments and approved the waiver of inadmissibility.
- December 8, 2016 – I-140 Approved After USCIS Issues RFE for Single Source Degree
Our client filed an I-140 for one of his employees who graduated with an AS degree from a school in Pakistan and a BS degree from a different school in Pakistan. USCIS issued an RFE requesting evidence that the beneficiary had obtained the equivalent of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a single source.
Sunny Azhar sent evidence to USCIS that both degrees were obtained from affiliated schools and therefore the degree qualified as a single source degree. USCIS approved the I-140 after having received the RFE response.
- November 16, 2016 – I-140 Approved for Pakistani National Despite Employer’s Tax Returns
Our client, a citizen of Pakistan, had an approved ETA 9089 PERM application. When it came time to file the I-140, it was revealed that the employer’s net income on their tax returns was below the proffered wage. Sunny Azhar then obtained evidence of the employer’s bank balance for the last 12 months, and successfully argued that this was credible evidence of liquid assets that could help to prove the ability to pay the proffered wage. The I-140 was then ultimately approved.
- November 10, 2016 – Adjustment of Status Granted for Couple Who Were out of Status for 16 Years
Our clients, citizens of Nepal, had overstayed their status in the US 15 years ago. Noaman Azhar represented their employer and completed an EB-2 PERM and Sunny Azhar obtained an approval on the I-140. The wife was 245(i) eligible based on a 4th preference sibling petition so both of them were able to file for adjustment of status, despite their visa overstay.
- August 15, 2016 – Court Case Terminated After 8 Year Battle
Our client, a citizen of Nigeria, was a permanent resident and was convicted of offenses that the government believed made him removable from the US. Sunny Azhar challenged the client’s removal from the US, but after hearing arguments from both sides, the immigration judge still ordered the client removed.
Sunny appealed the immigration judge’s decision and the Board of Immigration Appeals reversed the immigration judge’s decision and sent it back to the lower court for reconsideration. Meanwhile, the DHS attorney agreed to terminate the client’s case, in light of the new case 5th Circuit case law regarding assault.
- July 7, 2016 – I-140 Approved After Notice of Intent to Deny
Our client, a citizen of Mexico, received a Notice of Intent to Deny (“NOID”) on his I-140. USCIS stated that the position of a “Management Analyst” normally requires the attainment of a bachelor’s degree (professional occupation), and our client did not have a 4-year bachelor’s degree.
Sunny Azhar argued that according to the OOH, not all Management Analysts require a bachelor’s degree. Further, the employer completed the additional recruitment requirements for a professional occupation. USCIS ultimately approved the case.
- June 10, 2016 – I-140 Approved for Civil Engineer Without PE License
We filed an EB-2 I-140 for our client, a Nepali national, based on his MS in Civil Engineering. USCIS sent an RFE asking the employer to prove that he was licensed to practice as a Civil Engineer, despite that he did not have a Professional Engineer (“PE”) license.
Sunny Azhar argued that the position of Civil Engineer does not require the passage of the PE exam, and that it only requires the passage of the Fundamentals of Engineering (“FE”) exam. Since our client had passed this exam, he was considered a licensed Engineer in Training (“EIT”), and as an EIT, he was qualified to be a Civil Engineer. USCIS ultimately approved the I-140 on this basis.
- June 2, 2016 – EB-1B Outstanding Researcher/Professor Approved for Professor of Computer Science
Our client, an Indian national, was offered a tenure track position at a university as a Professor of Computer Science. He had numerous publications and several citations. He had also done journal publication review and had 2 patents. USCIS approved the EB-1B I-140 petition and later the green card applications of he and his wife.
- June 1, 2016 – J-1 Waiver Approved for Palestinian National with US Citizen Child
Our client, a Palestinian national and resident of Jordan, came to the US as a foreign medical graduate seeking a medical residency. He was subject to the 212(e) 2-year foreign residency requirement.
Sunny Azhar was hired to file a J-1 waiver for him, and he argued that Palestinian nationals in Jordan were denied based rights such as the right to obtain certain jobs, earn money or obtain health insurance. USCIS approved the J-1 waiver and client was allowed to change his status from J-1 to H-1B, and later seek permanent residency.
- May 5, 2016 – Citizenship Approved for Syrian Client After Previous Denials Based on the English Language Requirement
Our client, a citizen of Syria, was over 70 years old. She applied for US citizenship and attempted to have the English language requirement waived based on a medical disability, but USCIS did not accept her N-648 medical waiver. Sunny Azhar was then hired and re-filed her naturalization application with a new N-648 from a new Psychiatrist that detailed her Dementia and inability to learn English. USCIS approved the new N-648 and allowed the client to naturalize. She was then able to get a US passport and travel to perform Haaj, a religious pilgrimage.