This green-cards-for-parents story is part of an ongoing series of posts I’m writing to showcase some of the Alcorn Immigration Law team’s client success stories.* To maintain confidentiality, the name of the client has been changed, and some details of the case may have been omitted or slightly altered.
A few years after the Alcorn Immigration Law team helped Arun become a U.S. citizen, his parents traveled from India on a tourist visa to spend time with their grandchildren.
Shortly after they arrived, Arun’s mother, Diya, began experiencing health problems. When Diya was hospitalized just before her visa was set to expire, Arun decided it would be best if his parents could remain in the U.S. to be close by and enable his mother to receive quality and consistent medical care.
Determining a Path
Arun collected the necessary documents and submitted green card applications on behalf of Diya and his father, Manesh.
But problems arose. Manesh and Diya received the same “A Number” or alien registration number. Each individual needs to have a unique registration number. Manesh could not get a social security number or work permit, therefore, he could not get health insurance.
Making matters worse, Manesh and Diya’s visitor visas were on the verge of expiring. Arun feared arrest and deportation for his father and terminally ill mother given the stepped-up raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement under the Trump administration. That’s when Arun called us.
The Alcorn Method
The Alcorn Immigration Law team didn’t waste time. We wrote letters and called U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to get the alien registration numbers, social security, and work permit problems resolved.
USCIS requested additional documents and evidence for the green card and sponsorship petitions. We answered those requests. Because Diya’s health problems made it difficult to get her to a USCIS office, we requested and received special dispensation for fingerprinting. The Alcorn team kept Manesh and Diya in legal status throughout the process.
We feel honored that Arun trusted our team to help resolve the green card issues for his parents. And pleased that we could help resolve those issues and relieve some of the stress of the green-card process so that Arun and his family could focus on spending time with Diya.
The Alcorn Immigration Law team supports immigration for innovation by assisting highly-motivated investors, founders, talent, and families obtain visas, green cards, and citizenship.
We are advising U.S. citizens to sponsor parents and other family members for green cards while they still can. President Trump has proposed ending green cards for all family members except spouses and children under the age of 18. Contact us if we can help.
* Our success in any case does not predict nor guarantee the outcome in your legal matter.