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Succes stories

"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."

Political Asylum Granted Despite Three Previous Deportations

Our client was a native and citizen of Honduras, who has ben previously deported from United States on three occasions. Upon his most recent return to United States, he was arrested by the Border Patrol. Our client has applied for reasonable fear proceedings, and upon approval by asylum officer he was released from immigration custody. Our office has filed an I-589 Application for Political Asylum and Withholding of Removal. Our office has successfully argued, that our client would be persecuted on account of his participation in particular social group. Our client won his case and he can now legally live in United States.

E2 Investor Visa Granted Despite Illegal Presence

Our client was native and citizen of Czech Republic, who applied for E2 investor visas based on substantial investment in the U.S. economy. Despite of the fact, that our client has previously lived in United States illegally, he was approved for E2 investor visas and he can now legally live with his family in the United States.

Permanent "Green Card" Granted Despite of Divorce From U.S. Citizen Spouse

Our client was a native and citizen of Russia who divorced her U.S. Citizen spouse shortly after obtaining her permanent residency in United States. Despite of the fact, that U.S. immigration law implies presumption, that marriage shorter than two years shall be deemed not real, our office successfully argued opposite. Our client was granted waiver based on the evidence of bona fides marriage and she obtained permanent, ten year permanent resident card.

E2 Investor Visas Renewed Despite Major Financial Loss in Business

Our client was a native and citizen of Slovakia. She was famous fashion designer. She was initially granted E2 Investor Visas to conduct business in the United States. Over the years, her business did not do well financially and at the time to renew her E2 Investor Visas, her business was in major financial loss. U.S. Immigration Law requires, that E2 investor must make enough money in the United States to maintain life of the investor and his family. Despite of the fact, that our client was in major financial loss, our office was able to argue substantial restructuralization of her investment and our client was extended her E2 visas.

"Green Card" Granted to Male Abused Spouse of U.S. Citizen

Our client was a male citizen of Czech Republic, who was born in Ukraine. He was married to U.S. Citizen, who verbally abused him. Despite of the fact, that our client was never physically assaulted, our office successfully argued, that our client is protected by the Violence Against Women Act. In addition to that, our office petitioned USCIS to waive all immigration fees. Our client was approved for permanent residency in the United States and he can become U.S. Citizen within additional three years.

Political Asylum Granted to Minor Guatemalan Applicant

Our client was a minor and native and citizen of Guatemala, who was persecuted in his home country. Our office has successfully applied for political asylum with Nebraska Service Center. Our client, who was an unaccompanied minor, was granted political asylum. He can now apply for permanent residency within twelve months.

Political Asylum Granted to Single Guatemalan Mother and Her Child

Our client was native and citizen of Guatemala, who entered United States illegally and was arrested at the border. Our office successfully applied for political asylum for her and for her child. Miami Asylum Office granted political asylum for both. Our client can now apply for permanent residency in United States after 12 months of living in the United States.

Permanent Residency Granted to Slovak Citizen With Overstayed ESTA

Our client was a native and citizen of Slovak Republic who has entered United States under terms of Visa Waiver Program. After being in United States after 90 days of his legal entry, he was issued deportation order. Despite of that, our office successfully applied for his permanent residency in United States.

Political Asylum Granted to Single Guatemalan Mother

Our client was native and citizen of Guatemala who was a single mother with U.S. Citizen child. Our office has successfully applied for her political asylum and her political asylum was granted by Miami Immigration Judge. After 12 months, she can apply for permanent resident card.

Readjustment of Status and I 601 Waiver Granted for Crime of Moral Turpitude

Our client was native and citizen of Panama and permanent resident of United States. He was placed in removal proceedings due to commission of crime of moral turpitude. Our office has successfully applied for readjustment of his permanent resident status with I 601 waiver, despite of the fact that two other lawyers have unsuccessfully attempted to so do. Our client was again granted his permanent residence in United States.

Removal Case Administratively Closed Due to Child Born With Zika Virus

Our client was native and citizen of Guatemala who entered United States illegally. Her child was born disabled after mother’s infection with Zika virus. Despite of the fact, that our client did not meet requirements for administrative closure due to her recent arrival to United States, our office was able to reach an agreement with the Office of Chief Counsel in Orlando, FL and client’s case was administratively closed.

Withholding of Removal Granted to Honduran Abused Woman

Our client is native and citizen of Honduras, who has been deported from United States several times. Our law firm has applied for withholding of removal based on the fact, that our client was victim of domestic violence. Despite of several deportations from United States, her withholding of removal was granted by Miami Immigration Judge.

Deportation Terminated and Permanent Residency Granted

Our client was native and citizen of Jamaica, who was issued removal (deportation) order. Our office was able to reopen and terminate his removal proceedings and obtain him permanent residency in United States.

Deportation Terminated and Permanent Residency Granted

Our client was native and citizen of Argentina, who was issued removal (deportation) order from United States. Our office successfully terminated his removal order. In addition to that, our client was granted permanent residency in United States.

Cancellation of Removal for U.K. National Granted

Our client was native and citizen of United Kingdom, who was permanent resident in United States. He was placed in removal proceedings due to his criminal conviction for an aggravated assault. Our office successfully applied for Cancellation of Removal for Certain Permanent Residents. Our client was restored to his lawful permanent resident status.

Political Asylum to Kyrgyz Citizen Granted

Our client was native and citizen of Kyrgyz Republic who suffered from persecution in Kyrgyz Republic due to his political opinion. Despite of the fact that, he was not approved for political asylum by the asylum office, our law firm won his political asylum case at Orlando Immigration Court. Our client can now apply for permanent residency in United States after 12 months.

Permanent Residence based on EOIR 42B Granted to Mexican National

Our client was native and citizen of Mexico who has lived in United States illegally for over 10 years with his U.S. Citizen child. He was placed in removal proceedings. Our office has successfully applied for Cancellation of Removal for Certain Non Permanent Residents (EOIR 42B). Our client was granted permanent residence in United States.

Unaccompanied Minor Approved for Political Asylum

Our client was native and citizen of Guatemala who entered United States illegally as unaccompanied minor. Our office applied for political asylum for him. His application was approved and he can now live in United States legally. After 12 months, he can apply for his permanent residency.

Guatemala Unaccompanied Minor With Physical Disability Granted Political Asylum

Our client was native and citizen of Guatemala, who entered United States illegally. She entered alone despite of the fact that she suffered from physical disability. Our office applied for and got her approved for political asylum. She can now live in United States legally.

I 610A Provisional Waiver Granted to Costa Rican National

Our client was native and citizen of Costa Rica who entered United States illegally. Based on marriage to his U.S. Citizen spouse our office applied for and got him approved for I 610A provisional waiver.

I 610A Provisional Waiver Approved for Mexican National

Our client was native and citizen of Mexico was entered United States without an inspection (EWI). Despite of the fact, that his U.S. Citizen spouse did not suffer from any serious medical condition, our office convinced USCIS that his spouse will suffer from extreme and exceptionally unusual hardship. His waiver case was approved and he was granted immigrant visa and his permanent residency by the U.S. Embassy in Ciudad Juarez.

Appeal of Previously Denied 601 Waiver Granted

Our client was native and citizen Mexico who retained another law firm to apply for 601 waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility. Is application for waiver was denied and his spouse has retained our law firm to appeal that denial. Our team of experts has successfully argued that our client’s spouse would suffer extreme hardship should his application for waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility be denied. The Citizenship and Immigration Service has approved our appeal and our client can now legally immigrate to United States.

Application for Citizenship Approved Despite Prostitution Charges

Our client was native and citizen Mexico who applied for U.S citizenship. The application was closely investigated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as our client was charged with prostitution on many occasions in different parts of the United States.

The U.S. immigration laws require that every applicant of U.S. citizenship proves five years of good moral character. Our law office has successfully argued that our client’s prostitution history does not adversely affect her moral character. Our client was approved for U.S. citizenship and she can now file an immigration petition to legally bring her Mexican parents to United States.

Stay of Removal Granted by DHS Miami Field Office

Our client was native and citizen Mexico who was previously deported from United States. After his deportation he reentered United States right after. He was arrested by immigration authorities and detained at Krome Service Processing Center in Miami, Florida.

Our office has applied for stay of his deportation with the DHS Miami Filed Office. His application was approved . Our client was immediately released from immigration custody without having to pay a bond. He was also granted work permit for one year.

Motion to Reopen In Absentia Order of Removal Granted

Our client was native and citizen Mexico who detained by immigration authorities. His previous immigration attorney has failed to inform him about upcoming court date. He was therefore ordered to be removed by the immigration judge by an in absentia removal order. Immigration has placed him on GPS based monitoring devise. Our office has successfully argued that failure of his attorney to inform him of court date excuses him from not being present at deportation proceedings. His deportation order was therefore reopened and he can fight his case at the Miami Immigration Court.

Political Asylum Granted (Russia ) - Firm Resettlement

Our client was native and citizen of Russian Federation who applied for political asylum based on his sexual orientation. In the light of the persecution suffered by the Russian government, he first moved to Ireland and applied for the EU residence permit based on his marriage with EU citizen. After his marriage didn’t work out, he has decided to move to United States and apply for political asylum here.

Miami Asylum Office has denied his application for political asylum based on the fact, that he has firmly resettled in Ireland, before he arrived to United States. In the US asylum law, firm resettlement is one of the reasons that disqualifies asylum applicants from being granted political asylum. His asylum application was referred to immigration judge who also questioned, whether our client has firmly resettled in Ireland.

Our prolonged investigation of Irish and EU immigration regulation, our team of law experts successfully argued that our client did not firmly resettled in Ireland and he is therefore eligible for political asylum. The immigration judge in Miami has granted our client’s application for political asylum and our client can not live in the United States permanently and apply for green card within twelve months.

Political Asylum Granted (Uzbekistan) While FBI Warrant For Murder Pending

Our client was native and citizen of Uzbekistan who applied for political asylum in United States based on persecution he suffered by the Uzbek government. The Uzbek government has persecuted him based on the fact that he supported repatriation of Uzbek nationals from Kyrgyz Republic. The Kyrgyz government has committed serious human rights abuses on ethnical minorities, particularly on Uzbeks.

Our client has organized civil movement that demanded repatriation of Uzbek refugees from Kyrgyz Republic. At the same time, the Kyrgyz government has issued an international Interpol warrant for a made up charges of murder.

He later on escaped Uzbekistan and applied for political asylum in the United States. The Miami Asylum Office has denied his asylum application based on the fact that our client has failed to prove any ground to apply for political asylum and based on his pending arrest warrant from Interpol. His asylum application was referred to immigration judge in Orlando, Florida.

Our team of legal experts researched country conditions in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyz Republic to prove, that government of both countries use made up criminal charges as common practice to arrest and torture political opponents. They often use Interpol to extradite their political opponents from overseas countries back home to torture them. We have also successfully argued, that our client should be granted political asylum despite of the fact that he is Uzbek national and he has Uzbek citizenship. Our client and his children were granted political asylum and they can now live permanently in United States. They can also apply for permanent resident status in United States in twelve months.

Mandamus Granted ( Lawsuit for Inaction of USCIS on Pending Application) – U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Our client was native and citizen of Russia whose U.S. citizen spouse has filed an I -130 Petition for Alien Relative. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has not adjudicated the application for several years, despite of the fact that our client and her U.S. citizen spouse had a child together.

Our office has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In this lawsuit , we have successfully argued, that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security inaction in the adjudication of I-130 petition violates our clients rights and federal laws. Soon after, the I -130 Petition for Alien Relative was approved.

Federal Appeal Granted / Petition for Review with 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Our client was native an citizen of Ukraine who applied for political asylum based on his sexual orientation. While represented by local law firm in Orlando, FL he was denied political asylum both by the Immigration Judge and by the Board of Immigration Appeals. Our law firm was retained to file federal appeal, so called Petition for Review With 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. This legal petition is one of the most complicated legal petitions in immigration law with extremely low success rate. Our law firm was able to reverse the decision of both the Immigration Judge in Orlando, Florida as well as the Decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals sitting in Falls Church Virginia.

We have successfully argued that the adverse credibility determination had no basis in the record of proceedings and that our client is more than credible. The 11th circuit Court of Appeals located in Atlanta, Georgia has confirmed all of our legal arguments, reversed the decision of the Immigration Judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals and remanded the matter back to the same Immigration Judge. The Immigration Judge subsequently approved our client's application for political asylum. Our client can now apply for green card within 12 months of his approval. Had he decided not to retain us for "federal appeal" and return back home, his life would have much different direction.

Termination of Deportation Proceedings Instituted Based on Grand Theft Conviction

Our client was native an citizen of Ukraine who lived in United States as permanent resident. Because of unfortunate circumstances, he was convicted of grand theft in the state of Florida. Based on this grand theft conviction, the Department of Homeland Security instituted removal proceedings in Miami, Florida. Our client was charged as an alien removable from United States based on conviction of crime of moral turpitude. Our law firm successfully argued, that this criminal conviction does not qualify as conviction of a crime of moral turpitude and immigration judge terminated deportation proceedings against our client.

Termination of Deportation Proceedings Instituted Based on Drug Trafficking Conviction

Our client was native an citizen of Jamaica who lived in United States as green card holder / lawful permanent resident. Due to unfortunate circumstances, he was convicted of drug trafficking crime in Orange County, FL. His criminal conviction went unnoticed for many years to Immigration and Customs Enforcement until to moment, when he went to visit his mother in Jamaica. Upon his arrival back to United States, he was placed in deportation proceedings and later on detained by Immigration & Customs Enforcement in Krome Service Processing Center. He was ineligible for bond because he was subject to mandatory detention. Our law firm successfully represented this person. Attorney Varga successfully argued that despite of fact that our client was convicted from drug trafficking conviction, he wasn't convicted from an aggravated felony and he therefore qualified for form of relief called Cancellation of Removal for Certain Permanent Residents. Our client's deportation proceedings were terminated and he was able to keep his permanent resident card.

Political Asylum Based on Nationality Granted

Our client was native an citizen on Uzbekistan of Kazakh nationality. Because of his nationality, the state authorities in Uzbekistan persecuted him and his family. After his arrival to United States, he applied for political asylum but his asylum application was referred by the Asylum Office to Immigration Court in Philadelphia, PA. Attorney Varga successfully argued that level of harm suffered by our client amounted to persecution and our client was granted political asylum by the immigration judge.

Green Card Based on Abuse by U.S. Citizen Spouse Granted

Our client was native an citizen on Russia married to US Citizen, who abused her. Before hiring our law firm, the immigration service initially denied our client's application for green card base don assumption of marriage fraud. Our law firm not only sucesfully reversed the charge of marriage fraud by the immigration service, but we have also reapplied for our client's green card based on abuse by her U.S. Citizen spouse. Because of the abuse, we were able to waiver all immigration fees associated with application for green card saving our client thousands of dollars. In addition to that, thanks to the determination of abuse by USCIS, our client can apply for U.S. Citizenship within three years of becoming permanent resident instead of five years.

Political Asylum Based on Nationality Granted

Our client was native an citizen on Moldova who suffered from persecution because of her Roma nationality. The government of Moldova has failed to provide her with any protection from skinheads and other individuals who persecuted her. Our law firm was able to prepare such a strong evidence in support of her asylum claim, that the Department of Homeland Security agreed to grant her political asylum without the necessity of going to the trial.

"Green Card" Based on 10 Year Law / Cancellation of Removal Under § 240A(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act Granted

Our client was a Mexican citizen, who was arrested for Driving Under the Influence. After he served his criminal sentence, he was transfered to Broward Transitional Center for illegal aliens in Pompano Beach, FL. Because our client has lived in the United States for over ten years and he had a US citizen child suffering from serious medical condition, the Immigration Judge granted our client's application for Cancellation of Removal under § 240A(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. After being granted permanent resident status in the United States, he was released from the immigration detention the same day. He received his permanent resident card soon after.

Withholding of Removal Under § 241(b)(3)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act Granted

Our client was a female Mexican citizen of homosexual orientation, who got in domestic violence dispute with her partner. After the police verified her legal status in the USA, the Department of Homeland Security initiated removal proceedings against her at the Immigration Court in Miami, FL. Our law firm defended this person in her removal proceedings. Despite of the fact that our client has never experienced past persecution based on her sexual orientation in Mexico, we have succesfully argued and convinced the Immigration Judge, that she is more likely then not to be persecuted in Mexico on behalf of her sexual orientation. She was granted Withholding of Removal under § 241(b)(3)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. That means that she can live and work in the United States as long as conditions in Mexico remain unsafe for her.

Political Asylum under 8 USC § 1158 Granted by the Miami Asylum Office

Our client was J 1 student from Kyrgyzstan visiting the USA under the terms of Work & Travel Program. She was born in mixed family and her parents were both of Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationality. Despite of the fact that our client was Kyrgyz citizen, she suffered persecution because of her partial Uzbek background. She and her family suffered various form of mistreatment and persecution because of their ethnicity. She has therefore decided to apply for political asylum shortly after she arrived to the United States.

Our office has represented her at the interview at Miami Asylum Office. The purpose of this interview was to established, that our client has suffered from past persecution under 8 USC § 1158. We successfully argued that our client suffered past persecution and she is therefore entitled to be granted political asylum in the United States. Our client and her husband were both granted political asylum and after additional 12 months, they can both apply for permanent resident status in the United States.

Green Card Application Under INA 245 (i) Granted

Our client was native and citizen Mexico was married to U.S. citizen. Despite of the marriage to U.S. citizen, our client was unable to obtain green card because of entering United States illegally. Our office has determined that our client was grandfathered by old amnesty under INA section 245(i). We have successfully applied for an excuse of illegal entry and our client was granted permanent resident status in United States.

Political Asylum Under 8 USC § 1158 Granted by the Immigration Judge

Our client was native and citizen of Moldova, which is a former part of the USSR. She arrived to United States with J1 visa under Work and Travel Program. Because of her religious views, which were contrary to the state supported orthodox church, she was subject to persecution by the state authorities. Because of the persecution, our client has applied for political asylum with Miami Asylum Office. The asylum officer did not approve her application for political asylum, stating that our client has not provided sufficient details. Her application for political asylum was therefore referred to Immigration Judge in Orlando, FL and our client was placed in removal proceedings. Our law office successfully renewed the application for asylum while in removal proceedings.

We have successfully argued, that the level of harm suffered by our client rises to the level of past persecution, and that the US government has not presented any evidence showing that situation in Moldova has improved since then. Our client was approved for political asylum and she can apply for permanent resident status after 12 months of being granted asylum. Now she can freely exercise her freedom of religion without of fear of being persecuted by the state authorities.

Green Card Renewal Granted Despite of Divorce

Our client was native and citizen of Israel who obtained permanent resident card through marriage. He divorced his spouse soon after he obtained permanent resident card. Despite of the fact that law presumes marriage terminated before the second anniversary as not entered in good faith, we successfully argued that our client entered into marriage with bona fides intention and he therefore qualifies for permanent (ten year) resident card.

Political Asylum Under 8 USC § 1158 granted by the Immigration Judge

Our client was native and citizen on Russian Federation. He arrived to United States as visitor for business and pleasure. Because of his Ossetian origin and his Georgian appearance, he was subject to permanent humiliation by the Russian society. Even more importantly, our client was severally beaten and unlawfully detained by the Russian police. Our client has applied for political asylum and he had his initial interview at the Miami Asylum Office. He wasn't represented at this interview by an attorney and his asylum application was referred by the asylum officer to the immigration judge. During the removal proceedings at the Immigration Court in Orlando, FL our client renewed his application for political asylum. In the course of the merit hearing, the immigration judge objected to the fact, that our client claimed to be called "negro" by the Russian civilians. Judge's confusion was based on the fact, that our client was white and the immigration judge couldn't understand why majority Russian population would call our client "negro".

Based on the fact that Attorney Varga has family members in Russian Federation and knows Eastern European culture very well, our office has successfully argued that despite of the fact, that our client is white, in the eyes of majority Slavic Russian population of Russian Federation, he is dark and therefore minority. Our client was granted political asylum. After 12 months of being granted political asylum, he can apply for permanent resident status in the United States.

Political Asylum Under 8 USC § 1158 granted by the Immigration Judge

Our client was native and citizen of Kazakhstan. She arrived to United States as J1 student. Because of her minority religious orientation, she was subject to persecution by the authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan. She was accused of participating in cult. The Kazakh police has forced our client to admit to nonexistent criminal violation and charges which were meant to eliminate our client's participation in her local church.

Our office has successfully argued, that the level of persecution suffered by our client is severe enough to warrant grant of political asylum by the immigration judge. Our client can apply for permanent resident status in 12 months after being granted political asylum.

Derivative Status as a Spouse of Asylee Granted

Our client was native and Citizen Ukraine. His wife was granted political asylum in the United States. Because our client was married to his wife on the date when she was granted political asylum, he applied for permanent resident status in the United States with her after 12 months of being granted political asylum.The local USCIS office took a long time adjudicating our client's application for political asylum based on his previous criminal conviction for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Our office has successfully argued, that simple DUI conviction without an aggravating factors does not render our client ineligible for permanent resident status. Our client has received his "green card" soon after the interview.

Political Asylum Under 8 USC § 1158 Granted by the Miami Asylum Office

Our client was native and citizen of Kyrgyzstan of Uzbek nationality. Because of her nationality, she was subject to serious mistreatment including attempted rape. After she survived ethnic clashes, she has decided to visit the United States. Upon her arrival to United States she applied for political asylum with Miami Asylum Office. Our office has successfully defended her during the asylum interview. Our client was granted political asylum and she can now life free from any persecution in the United States.

Political Asylum Under 8 USC § 1158 Granted by the Miami Asylum Office

Our client was native and citizen of Ukraine. As an opponent of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, he jointed opposition political party. Based on his opposition political affiliation, he was subject to severe mistreatment by the Ukrainian government and police. His fiancée has also miscarried their child after being beaten by authorities. Our office has successfully represented his at the asylum interview at the Miami asylum office, after which he and his wife were both granted political asylum in United States.

Removal of Condition / 2 Year "Green Card" Granted

Our client was native and citizen of United Kingdom. She arrived to United States to marry and be with her US Citizen fiancée. Based on the marriage with US Citizen, she acquired temporary permanent resident card for two years. Shortly after, she was subject to abuse by her spouse. She divorced him soon after. Despite of the fact that law presumes marriages that are terminated in less then two years of being granted "green card" fraudulent, our office has successfully applied for waiver of this provision and our client and her son were both granted 10 year, permanent "green card" in the United States.

Removal of Condition / 2 Year "Green Card"

Our client was native and citizen of Slovak Republic. She arrived to United States pursuant to tourist visa. While in the United States, she met her husband. She married him and obtained "green card" soon after. Based on the difference in their personalities, their marriage was terminated by divorce in several weeks after our client obtained her "green card". Despite of the fact that law presumes marriages that are terminated in less then two years of being granted "green card" fraudulent, our office has successfully applied for waiver of this provision based on the fact that our client and her husband had the intention to live together permanently, even though their marriage didn't last long.

Attorney Matus Varga, Esq is member of the New York Bar. His practice in Florida is limited to immigration law only.

About Us

Varga’s Immigration Attorneys PLLC is a private immigration law firm established in Miami, Florida. Our entire team consists of immigrants, who went through the immigration process firsthand.

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Our Offices

Florida

3461 Bonita Bay Blvd. Ste. 100, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Tel: 239 324 3062
Fax: 239 465 0630

Miami

150 SE 2nd Ave, Ste. 319, Miami, FL 33131
Tel: 305 728 2487
Fax: 407 770 5580

San Francisco

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Tel:415 812 5115
Fax:415 840 1735

New York

244 Fifth Ave, Suite D167
All mail correspondence must me sent to Bonita Springs Office.