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The Ottley Law Firm successfully helped a married couple obtain a green card through marriage. The couple was able to live together in the US with legal status and take the next steps towards naturalization and citizenship.


Sarah Barrett


5 months


Business Law


Won $50K

The Challenge

A foreign national came to The Ottley Law Firm seeking assistance in obtaining a green card through marriage to a U.S. citizen. The couple had been married for several years, but the foreign national had a prior immigration violation that was complicating the process and causing concern about potential denial of the green card application.

Legal Strategy

The Ottley Law Firm’s experienced immigration attorneys conducted a comprehensive review of the couple’s case and advised the foreign national on the best course of action. It was determined that the best approach was to file a waiver of inadmissibility along with the green card application. The waiver would address the prior immigration violation and demonstrate that the foreign national’s U.S. citizen spouse would suffer extreme hardship if the foreign national was not allowed to remain in the U.S.

The team at The Ottley Law Firm then gathered extensive evidence to support the waiver application, including letters from family members, medical records, financial records, and other relevant documentation. They also provided expert guidance on how to best present the evidence and arguments in the waiver application.


The waiver and green card application were approved, allowing the foreign national to become a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. This opened the door for the foreign national to apply for naturalization and eventually become a U.S. citizen.

The outcome of this case was a testament to The Ottley Law Firm’s commitment to providing personalized and effective legal representation to their clients. The team’s expertise in immigration law, combined with their strong strategic approach, allowed them to successfully navigate the complex immigration system and bring a positive outcome for their client and their family.