Attorney Weronika Costas obtained a National Interest Waiver and Green Card for Lena*, a Polish researcher and her husband and son. To get the National Interest Waiver we had to persuasively demonstrate that Lena* works in a area of substantial intrinsic merit in the United States, and that her continued research would greatly benefit the nation as a whole. It took USCIS a year to approve the Waiver, and another 6 months to approve the green cards, but now this family is able to stay and work in the U.S. permanently and continue contributing to our research community.
Your children’s age and marital status are critical factors in the immigration process. United States immigration law defines a “child” as an unmarried person under