Please meet our Pro Bono Client. Debora is from Brazil and came to the United States in 2016. Shortly after she became a permanent resident, Debora joined the US Army in 2021. As part of our commitment to support our troops, we took Debora’s citizenship case on Pro Bono basis (at no charge). This year in August, we prepared and filed Debora’s expedited citizenship application based on her military service. In little more than 2 months, Debora was naturalized and became a US citizen! Congratulations, Debora! And Thank You for Your Service!
Within a short span of time, I.S. Law Firm secured approvals of O-1 visa for 5 professional fencing coaches, including a professional fencing coaches (maestro) from Italy, Ukraine, UK, China, and Republic of Georgia. Our clients, local US fencing clubs, invited these professional fencing coaches from around the world to train the young US fencers for participation in national and international competitions. We are delighted to secure approval of O-1 petitioner for every fencing coach whose case we handled.
One of recent cases which I.S. Law Firm successfully secured a grant of asylum for our client was the case of a Syrian family. The applicant belonged to the family of a political activist, who was against the Assad regime for decades. Their entire family was persecuted in Syria for years.
I.S. Law Firm secured a grant of asylum for a Nepalese political activist through the immigration court proceedings. Since 1990s, Nepal had been undergoing radical political transformation. Our client was a political activist since 2006, when people opposing Nepal’s Communist Party (Maoist) insurgency were under risk due to excessive violence against them by Maoists throughout the country.
I.S. Law Firm obtained permanent residence (“green-card”) through a process called National Interest Waiver for our client, a financial analyst from Cyprus working in non-profit finance in the United States.
I.S. Law Firm secured a grant of asylum for our client, a political activist from Azerbaijan who had been persecuted in her native country because of her political opinion and her political opposition to Azerbaijan’s current regime.
I.S. Law Firm secured approval of a previously denied application for naturalization (Form N-400) for our client through an N-336 hearing on a decision in naturalization proceedings (under Section 336 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
On May 16, 2013, J. Andrew Baxter, Senior Associate at I.S. Law Firm, represented a family swindled by an allegedly fraudulent real estate investment scheme in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria. At the close of the trial, Judge Kenney sided with the family, and denied discharge to the bankrupt party. This means that our clients will be able to pursue their claim and attempt to recover the money they lost, despite the fact that the perpetrator filed for bankruptcy.
I.S. Law Firm has secured asylum for a young woman from Russia who had been subject to persecution in Russia based on her ethnicity and was in removal proceedings in an immigration court in the United States.
I.S. Law Firm, PLLC obtained the full insurance policy limit of $250,000, through litigation, for its client in Virginia, who suffered bodily injuries in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. The insurance company initially denied the liability. In response, we filed a lawsuit on behalf of our client, demanding compensatory damages for past and future medical bills, lost wages, past and future pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, as well as punitive damages.
Attorney Ismail Shahtakhtinski secured a grant of asylum through immigration court for a co-founder of an opposition youth organization who was persecuted by the Azerbaijani regime because of his political opinion.
I.S. Law Firm secured approval of a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petition. It was filed on behalf of the abused spouse of an abusive United States citizen. This VAWA approval classifies our client as the battered spouse of a US citizen, allowing her green card application to proceed.
I.S. Law Firm secured a grant of asylum through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for a political activist from Azerbaijan, whose family had been persecuted for their opposition views.
On February 27, 2013, I.S. Law Firm secured approval of E-2 status for an investor in a convenience store business. In securing approval of the petition, we overcame the request for evidence asking for a variety of documents, mostly to prove legal source of funds.
I.S. Law Firm secured approval of H-1B work visa for an employee of a small home-based business.In securing this approval, we overcame a request for evidence that was questioning the validity of employment based on the fact that the petitioning organization was a small home-based company. In our response to the request for evidence, we argued that the regulations do not require that the place of employment be a non-residential dwelling. Plenty of U.S. businesses are based in the owner’s residence.
I.S. Law Firm has achieved an important court victory in securing the grant of asylum for a prominent political dissident from Armenia who was systematically persecuted by the Armenian government on account of his political views and was in removal proceedings in an immigration court in the United States.
I.S. Law Firm secured and successfully extended an E-2 visa for a small electronics retailer. We are happy to have been able to overcome the challenges of the process and to achieve success on behalf of our client.
I.S. Law Firm has been successful in securing asylum for a young political activist and blogger from Azerbaijan who was systematically persecuted by the Azerbaijani government on account of his political views.
I.S. Law Firm secured a grant of asylum through immigration court in a case involving a young man from Russia who had witnessed a crime perpetrated by a prominent criminal group. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia pressured our client to give false testimony. When he refused to do so, the Russian government issued a warrant for his arrest.
I.S. Law Firm has recently secured asylum for a Kurdish family from Russia. I.S. Law Firm demonstrated to the satisfaction of the USCIS that that the clients were persecuted in Russia based on their ethnicity and religious beliefs by extremists groups such as skinheads, nationalists, and right-wing extremists. Skinhead violence has been a serious problem for ethnic minorities, dark-skinned immigrants, and guest workers in Russia for a long time. Attorneys at I.S. Law Firm demonstrated that the country’s government has failed to protect the ethnic minorities and in some cases even sympathized with the persecutors, specifically with some ultra-nationalist groups.
I.S. Law Firm has recently secured a grant of asylum for a woman fleeing political persecution from Russia. She was assaulted and received death threats on multiple occasions for being an active member of an organization actively opposing the current regime and its leader in one of Russia’s regions.
Attorneys I.S. Law Firm have secured a grant of asylum in immigration court for a political activist from Azerbaijan who was systematically persecuted by the Azerbaijani government on account of her political views and was in removal proceedings in the United States.
I.S. Law Firm secured a grant of asylum for our client, a political activist from Ethiopia who had been persecuted in his native country because of his political opinion and his opposition to Ethiopia’s current regime.
I.S. Law Firm has secured asylum for a young Muslim systematically persecuted by the Uzbekistani government based on his religious beliefs and activities. The challenge was to prove to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that the government in a predominantly Muslim country brutally persecutes Muslim individuals and groups based on their Muslim practices.
On January 20, 2012, I.S. Law Firm secured a grant of asylum in immigration court for a pro-democracy political activist from Azerbaijan who was systematically persecuted by the Azerbaijani government because of her political views, activities, and membership in a leading oppositional party.
I.S. Law Firm has secured asylum for a young Uyghur-Uzbek student who was systematically persecuted by the ethnic majority in Kyrgyzstan based on his ethnicity. We successfully demonstrated that our client had been attacked and threatened in his home country due to his ethnicity and thus qualified for asylum as a refugee.
I.S. Law Firm recently secured a grant of asylum through asylum office for a member of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community who was persecuted in his native Nigeria because of his sexual orientation and pro-LGBT activism.
I.S. Law Firm secured asylum for a victim of the recent tribal and ethnic clashes and the Kenyan government’s forced return of internally displaced persons to the areas of high risk. After the ethnic clashes in Central Kenya, the government of Kenya failed to provide safe shelter for the refugees. Soon after the refugees were placed in camps, to charm the international community, the government has declared all refugee camps closed, destroyed the camps and forced the refugees to return to the same areas where they had been persecuted by majority ethnic groups. There were a number of abuses, restrictions, attacks, and killings by the government officers, gangs and ethnic groups.