- September 15, 2015 – I-290B Appeal Approved for H-1B
Our client, an IT consulting company, had hired a law firm to file a cap subject H-1B for one of their prospective employees. The application was for a consulting position, and USCIS denied it because of the contents of the end client letter. On appeal, attorney Furqan Sunny Azhar drafted a new client letter that was signed and dated by the client, and which was submitted on appeal. USCIS reversed their decision and approved the I-290B.
- September 11, 2015 – Request for Deferred Action Approved by the Dallas District Office
Our client, a citizen of India, had no relief other than to file a request for “Deferred Action” before USCIS. Attorney Furqan Sunny Azhar submitted evidence of her charitable works, her degrees, continued employer her good moral character. USCIS approved the request for 2 years.
- August 27, 2015 – FB-4 Sibling Petitions Approved on Appeal
Our client, a citizen of Pakistan, had filed 4 sibling petitions in 2010. All 4 of them were denied by USCIS. Attorney Furqan Sunny Azhar was hired to file an I-290B on all 4 applications, and USCIS reversed the denials based on the new evidence and arguments. Client was able to save 5 years of wait time, by reviving the four I-130’s.
- July 22, 2015 – Citizenship Applications Approved on Appeal
Our clients, citizens of Iran, are husband and wife. They always travel together, and while they were permanent residents, they took a trip of 182 days. When they applied for US citizenship, USCIS denied their applications arguing that they had broken the continuity of their residence. Attorney Furqan Sunny Azhar was hired to file N-336 appeals on both applications. He argued that the regulations do not list a specific number of days that would break the continuity of residence, but instead they make reference to “6 months” and that 6 months could include all the way up to 185 days, depending on the time of year. Based on these arguments, and the evidence presented, USCIS reversed both cases and they were able to become US citizens.
- July 1, 2015 – Green Card Approved After Long Legal Battle
Our client, a citizen of Pakistan, entered the US illegally by crossing the US-Canadian border. He had been arrested for various petty offenses, and was placed in removal proceedings where he ultimately received a removal order. He was then arrested and detained. Client’s wife had a pending I-485 application with a visa available, but USCIS had not yet approved the case. Attorney Furqan Sunny Azhar was able to get the wife’s I-485 approved, and since she was eligible to adjust under 245(i), that same eligibility was transferred her husband. Sunny was able to come to an agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to reopen the husband’s case, and terminate it, so that he could become a permanent resident through USCIS, which is what ultimately happened.
- May 13, 2015 – Asylum Granted to Eritrean National Fleeing Political Persecution
Our client, a citizen of Eritrea, was a former member of the Eritrean military. After having left the military, he formed a musical group that produced songs that were critical of the Eritrean government. The government then arrested him, and after he was able to flee the country, they arrested his wife. He then hired attorney Furqan Sunny Azhar and filed for asylum. After the interview, the Houston Asylum Office approved his case.
- April 22, 2015 – Client Allowed to File for US Citizenship after UCW Conviction
Client, a citizen of Albania, entered the US in the late 90’s as a refugee. He then became a permanent resident, but only months after having obtained his permanent residency, he was convicted for the Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (UCW). 10 years later he applied for US citizenship and was denied as having been deportable from the US. He hired attorney Furqan Sunny Azhar who filed a new I-130 for him, since he was married to a US citizen and had 2 US citizen children. The I-130 was approved, and a 42-A application was also filed with USCIS, so that our client could seek Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents. Sunny then convinced the government attorney’s office that based on the numerous positive factors in this case, and the likelihood of success in court, they might consider withdrawing their prosecution and allow our client to re-file his citizenship application. The government attorney’s office agreed to withdraw their prosecution of the case, and client was free to re-file his citizenship application with USCIS.
- April 14, 2015 – Asylum Approved for Iraqi National
Our client, a citizen of Iraq, had worked as a translator for the US military. After his asylum case was denied in Sweden, he was sent back to Iraq. Once the situation in Iraq deteriorated again, he was afraid that the Shia extremist groups that ran Iran would learn of his previous employment with the US military, and therefore try and kill him as a reprisal. After he was able to secure a visit visa to the US, a bomb exploded outside his house, and he felt no choice but to file asylum. Sunny Azhar filed his asylum application, and USCIS approved it.
- April 13, 2015 – Admin Closure Based on Approved TPS Application
Our client, a citizen of Liberia, had entered the US on a B-2 visit visa. Prior to entering the US, she had been a victim of Femal Genital Mutilation (FGM), and attorney Sunny Azhar filed her I-589 asyum claim. While her asylum case was pending, DHS designated Liberia as a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) country based on the threat of the Ebola virus. One week before client's final trial, her TPS application was approved. Sunny Azhar and the DHS attorney then agreed to adminstratively close her case, and the judge also agreed to do so.
- March 23, 2015 – Citizenship Granted to Client with Attempted Cocaine Possession Conviction
Our client, a citizen of India, was a permanent resident. He was arrested for DWI and Attempted Cocaine Possession and was convicted of both crimes. Though the controlled substance offense rendered him removable from the US, Sunny Azhar was able to secure his US citizenship.