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The purpose of this blog is to share interesting results in cases that Immigration Paralegal Services LLC (IPS, LLC) has assisted on, working under the direction of licensed attorneys.  It is important for us to state this clearly and unequivocally: our clients are licensed U.S. immigration attorneys in need of contract paralegal support. We do not, will not, cannot, and never have assisted the general public on matters of law, immigration law or otherwise. Our services are available only to licensed attorneys, who are the ones providing legal advice and services to their clients.   We take this distinction and responsibility very seriously. Nothing in this blog, or website, should be construed as legal advice. This blog merely discusses aspects of immigration legal cases that its author finds interesting.  If you would like to learn more about what we do, please email us at: or call us at: 248.268.2615.

BIA Remanded Asylum

An attorney contracted our services to appeal an asylum case to the BIA. In this matter, a Salvadoran woman sought protection, asserting persecution based on her membership in a specific social group. Despite the initial rejection by the Immigration Judge, our argument contested the flawed decision. The BIA disagreed with...

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BIA Remanded Motion to Reconsider

An immigrant who had been previously deported and then re-entered without inspection was seeking to have his original case reopened. He is married to a U.S. citizen and they have American children together. The immigrant had been ordered in absentia, as he had not received notice of this hearing. It...

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Grant of an EOIR-42A with Firearm Conviction 

An LPR who had lived in the United States for over three decades was about to lose his permanent residence status—which he had held for more than twenty years—due to a single conviction for possessing an unlicensed firearm. His lawyer was seeking cancellation of removal in Immigration Court and IPS...

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 Mexico Asylum Claim Granted by IJ– 10th Circuit

While individuals from Mexico represent one of the largest groups of people applying for asylum in the United States—both in “affirmative” and “defensive” postures—the percentage of successful asylum applications from Mexico is fairly low. Over the last three years for which the government reported data, grant rates for Mexican asylees...

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I-601 Waiver with Criminal Record Granted

A U.S. citizen’s husband was deported to his native country. His wife began the process to reunite with her husband in the United States and retained the services of an expert lawyer who contracted with IPS, LLC for support. At issue was a controlled substances conviction her husband had received...

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I-290B Granted by USCIS 

The USCIS unfairly denied an I-485 (green card) adjustment of status application for a woman who was married to a U.S. citizen battling chronic substance abuse. An attorney brought us in to assist with the case.  Drug addiction can make even the most loving person do irresponsible and unexplainable things....

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Successful AAO Appeal on Marriage Fraud

The USCIS denied the I-130/I-485 (green card) application of an immigrant who is married to a U.S. citizen, based on an allegation that his first marriage to another United States citizen was a sham. The attorney planned to file a form I-290B, Notice of Appeal, to the Administrative Appeals Office...

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I-601A Case of Mistaken Identity

One of our more unusual assignments involved the mistaken identity of an applicant for a provisional unlawful presence waiver. The attorney hired us to draft a “brief” for USCIS demonstrating that his client was not the person of that mistaken identity. The attorney’s client applied for a Provisional Unlawful Presence...

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