A mother of three U.S. citizen children was subject to an outstanding deportation order that she had received while she herself was a minor child. She had immigrated to the U.S. at a young age, while she was under the care and direction of her parents.
As an adult, this woman tried several times to reopen her original case, but such applications were denied. After 2012 she was able to obtain DACA status, but still lived under constant fear of deportation.
Her husband was also afraid of her deportation to the country that he had fled. His asylum case in the United States had been granted due to his persecution in that country, and he would not be safe having to return there in order to maintain family unity.
The family’s lawyer from within the 6th Circuit jurisdiction contracted with IPS, LLC for support in their I-212 waiver application: permission for the wife to reapply for admission into the United States after being ordered deported or removed.
We prepared a strong draft brief delineating all of the wife’s equities, the hardship on her family if she were to be deported, and the relevant country conditions that would make her life in her native country—and particularly that of her spouse, who had been granted permanent protection from this nation—unbearable. The waiver was approved within one month of filing.