DiMaria Wins Green Card For Person Facing Deportation

In this case, Client was a citizen of Jamaica who was arrested and charged with shoplifting.  After she was arrested for Shoplifting, her husband paid her bail and she was transferred into immigration custody in the Hudson County Jail where she was facing deportation.  Immigration was holding Client without any bail.  Client’s husband came to our office for a consultation to figure out how he could help his wife. After speaking with DiMaria, he hired DiMaria to help his wife.  Client had entered the United States with a visa in the year 2004 and this was her first arrest. First, DiMaria immediately went to meet with Client in jail.  After speaking with Client, DiMaria filed a bail motion with the Immigration Court.  DiMaria appeared in court with Client, and got her bail reduced.  Client’s husband paid the bail, and Client was released from jail.  After Client was released from jail, DiMaria filed applications with immigration for Client to obtain her employment card and green card.  Client received her employment card in about three months.  After Client received her employment card, she went to the social security office to obtain her social security card.  Once she obtained her employment card and social security card, she went to the department of motor vehicles and obtained her driver’s license.  About six months later, DiMaria, Client and Client’s spouse went to an interview for immigration to determine whether or not her marriage to her husband was “real” or whether or not she entered into marriage for her green card. The immigration officer separated Client and her spouse and asked each of them nearly 200 questions in an effort to determine whether or not it was a “real” marriage.  The officer even asked Client and Spouse to draw a picture of their bedroom and to list where each piece of furniture was located!  Client and her spouse were very well prepared and passed the interview.  After Client and spouse passed the interview, DiMaria was able to have the deportation court case terminated.  A few months later, DiMaria, Client, and Client’s spouse attended another interview for Client’s green card.  The immigration officer approved Client’s application and Client is now a conditional permanent resident.  Her green card is good for two years and at the end of two years she has to apply for a permanent green card.