Our Mistake: Please pay $585

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

In the normal experiences of most of us, if someone makes a mistake and it costs someone else money, the person who makes the mistake reimburses the person who is out the money. Certainly, the victim does not have to pay more money to correct the mistake. Such is not the case with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS. USCIS charges hefty fees for the services it provides. For example, the fee for an application to adjust status to…

Item two: Denial of a case for lack of prosecution right after the clients come to their interview

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

In the same mail delivery¬†as the previous frustrating mail, comes this one. A client comes to me after is arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She applied for a student visa extension and heard nothing from USCIS. Then ICE arrested her. (Years later, the extension is still pending). ¬†We went to court a few times. The ICE attorneys were supposed to find out what happened to her student visa application. The woman was married to a United States citizen. When…