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Motion to Reopen To Adjust Status

Our client, a native and citizen of Colombia, was ordered removed along with her family after an Immigration Judge denied their claims for political asylum. Her daughter married a United States citizen and we filed a Joint Motion to Reopen request which was agreed to by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As for our client, her Joint Motion to Reopen request was declined by DHS because they questioned her previous testimony in removal proceedings where the Immigration Judge found that her testimony was not credible. Feeling that she was not truthful in her testimony, the DHS declined to join in our motion. We ordered the transcript of the hearing and asked our client to explain in writing each portion of her testimony that the Immigration Judge found not credible. We re-submitted the Joint Motion to Reopen to DHS with the full explanation from our client and DHS agreed to join our request to reopen our client’s case.