May 25, 2008
Two Weeks . . . Many Successes!
Although I am usually consistent with my weekly immigration blog the last two weeks have been challenging. Between our National Legal Conference and various cases I have been burning the candle at both ends as the saying goes. But from all this hard work we have enjoyed some real successes on some very difficult immigration cases. One such case was a difficult section 177(9)(d) case (where a person does not declare his/her husband/wife or children when they become a permanent resident and then try to sponsor them later).
Although it may sound bizarre that someone does not declare a dependent it happens very frequently and for many justifiable reasons including that individuals just are not aware of their obligations EVEN when declaring a husband or child would be BETTER for their case. Anyway, our client was stopped from sponsoring her husband for a number of years because of this exact problem. After a year of legal struggle we were successful in our results. As my team and I often handle difficult immigration inadmissibility cases like these successes are very welcomed and a fine example of our hard work. I know many members of my immigration team read this blog so here is thank you to all of you in writing – keep up the great work!