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Sometimes things catch up.  Recap is a Filipina woman, 66 came to the US on a Work Visa in 1988, and stayed.  Got married to a pastor,

and had a lawyer who failed to inform her that her petition was denied and was issued a 10 year ban for her overstay.  She was not told by lawyer for removal order.  Filed a I-130, in 2002, and it was approved. but since she had a 10 year ban first, they eventually refiled years later for a I-130,  When called in to the interview, she was arrested after ICE was informed she would be there.

She left and now filing again from her home country.

 

Above may be confusing, LOL.. Story below.

 

https://usa.inquirer.net/37987/filipina-66-deported-after-20-year-quest-for-green-card

 

If this needs to be in a different category, please move.

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I guess they thought that filing and approval of an I-130 grants immigration benefits....What kind of "immigration" attorney did they hire?

 

Moving this topic to Current Event discussion area......

Edited by missileman

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Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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After overstaying her visa, she was granted voluntary departure and given 30 days to leave the country. Bartolome appealed the case, but a judge dismissed the appeal. 

 

And then she ignored it.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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8 minutes ago, Boiler said:

After overstaying her visa, she was granted voluntary departure and given 30 days to leave the country. Bartolome appealed the case, but a judge dismissed the appeal. 

 

And then she ignored it.

According to her, she was not told.   I think THIS site is more valuable than any immigration lawyer could be. People here are a community with valuable information for free.  Lawyers are blah blah, take the thousands to do what most anyone can do with simple cases.  Yeah, sometimes a lawyer is needed, but not for filing simple cases.

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2 minutes ago, Highmystic said:

According to her, she was not told.  

She should have been more diligent.......


                    "What I am to be, I am now becoming"-  Benjamin Franklin     

   :idea:MSC (National Benefits Center) I-751 filers- Please add your data :idea:                          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Id1duRRByZHJmhEzl9N25GqwzcnUyLCR4e4N9W6zGLg/edit#gid=0

 

Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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Thought she might be interested in the outcome.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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1 hour ago, Highmystic said:

According to her, she was not told.   I think THIS site is more valuable than any immigration lawyer could be. People here are a community with valuable information for free.  Lawyers are blah blah, take the thousands to do what most anyone can do with simple cases.  Yeah, sometimes a lawyer is needed, but not for filing simple cases.

 

  To be fair, things back then were not as they are today. I met my wife before Visa Journey ever existed. Immigration attorneys IRL were hit and miss back then and online attorneys didn't have time to help with run of the mill cases. The online community itself was a mess, and people were just as likely to tell you something that would get you into trouble as they were to help you. 

 

   I can understand how people years ago got into issues such as this. People were just winging it sometimes. There's no excuse nowadays though. 


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2 hours ago, Boiler said:

After overstaying her visa, she was granted voluntary departure and given 30 days to leave the country. Bartolome appealed the case, but a judge dismissed the appeal. 

 

And then she ignored it.

She knew it. Promise you

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9 minutes ago, Steeleballz said:

 

  To be fair, things back then were not as they are today. I met my wife before Visa Journey ever existed. Immigration attorneys IRL were hit and miss back then and online attorneys didn't have time to help with run of the mill cases. The online community itself was a mess, and people were just as likely to tell you something that would get you into trouble as they were to help you. 

 

   I can understand how people years ago got into issues such as this. People were just winging it sometimes. There's no excuse nowadays though. 

8 years ago when I was doing it, the Phillipines sub forum was just as likely to tell you something completely wrong. Hank and a couple of more were the few that got it right 

2 hours ago, missileman said:

She should have been more diligent.......

You know she got mail notifications. 

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Karma.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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Legal karma ran over her dogma.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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