Sunday, June 15, 2008

First Week Home

My wife is home and we are slowly readjusting to living together. I picked her up at the airport on Monday evening. Our experience should assist other couples going through the complex Immigration system which I felt was extremely confusing and frustrating. I believe that our attorney did a good job on our case, but I did not like his style of doing business. I believe he should have warned us of any potential problems that we could encounter before we actually married. I never heard of a 10 year bar penalty until it happened to us. My future postings will reflect advice on how to proceed with writing a hardship waiver, and of course, I do not feel that anyone should attempt to pursue one without an experienced Immigration Attorney. It took me 6 months to write my petitioner statement for the waiver packet, and a lot of the important elements that I came up with, were not thought of right away. It is very easy to forget about details that should be put into a waiver. I did have an advantage due to a college degree in the Medical field. I believe that this truly helped me. I am the one who came up with the material for the waiver, not the attorney. The attorney looked it over and made some minor corrections and content suggestions. And, reiterated the legal aspects of similar cases.

7 comments:

Doreece said...

I can only imagine the heavy weight that has been lifted from you. I hope you both have a wonderful life here. I know you deserve it from what you have gone through. My son-in-law has lived here since he was 12, went to middle school and high school here and is married to my daughter -- they have 2 children ages 15 and 10who do not speak Spanish. USCIS recently denied his I-485 because he was out of status. He has paid taxes every years, coaches soccer and softball and is a wonderful father to my grandchildren. I work for a civil litigation lawfirm but just hired a board certified immigration attorney ($15K) or more. I was just researching information that might be helpful in the affidavits. I also need to hire a psychologist to provide counseling and a written report to the court re: hardship. If you know of any please let me know.

cchrishefish said...

I highly recommend DR. Mark S. Silver. His email address is marksilver1@cs.com. Phone:917-608-1346. He is in the NYC area.

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Katie said...

Hi - my boyfriend was recently deported due to a visa overstay and banned from the U.S. for 10 years. If you have time, can you please post more on your blog about how you were able to have your wife's 10 year bar dismissed?

Thank you.

xsweetchickeex said...

Hello my name is Melissa. This is the same situation as me and my now fiance. He came to the US from the philippines at 6 years of age, and never knew his status in the states wasn't legitimate. Now at the age of 21 he was sent back to the philippines and has been there for close to 2 years already. He currently has a 10 year bar. I would like to overcome that so I can have him come back over here so we can get married and start a family. I need serious help although. ANY advice or tips you can give me I would appreciate.

Aakriti said...

10 year bar i did not get this, was it a kind of punishment.moreover this time US immigration rules are going strict, did you hear about the US immigration Overhauled bill. Poe has been busy studying a Bill that is meant to find a solution to an Immigration System that roughly carries 11 million undocumented residents in the United States.

Kipton Lloyd said...

Hi, was just wondering if you could quickly give some advice on how to proceed with writing a hardship waiver. I'm currently in a similar situation, not exact but one that requires me to write a hardship waiver and I need all the help I can get. Thanks for any help you may have! I'm glad to hear someone else's story had a happy ending, I hope mine does. It's extremely frustrating and the situation alone plays a major toll on you physically, mentally, emotionally etc. It's a hassle.