Our client retained Attorney Frank Krajenke of Herman Legal Group because he was facing removal proceedings. A native and citizen of Mexico, our client and entered the US in the 1990s. He is also a father of five, with the two elder children enrolled as US Armed Forces members, one of which is stationed overseas in Japan.
Our client approached Attorney Richard Herman of Herman Legal Group while seeking to obtain lawful status. Based on her background, this goal would be limited and difficult to achieve. Our client, a native of Mexico, originally came to the US as an undocumented minor. By law, if you enter the States illegally, you cannot adjust your status for lawful permanent residence. Due to these circumstances, our client’s options were to either stay in the US undocumented and at high risk of deportation or leave the country for an extended period of time while applying for waiver.
The USCIS first established the Parole-in-Place (“PIP”) policy in 2007 which avails immigrant family members of military personnel to obtain authorized stay or work authorization in the US. This policy helps those serving in the US military by protecting their US-residing family members from deportation matters and may further enable persons for Adjustment of Status.