(New York, NY – March 28, 2014) William Low,
Esq., attorney-in-charge of the Margaret W. Wong & Associates, Co.,
LPA, New York office and seasoned immigration attorney, told his
clients on Tuesday, March 25th, the long-awaited news that after
five years of fleeing persecution and suffering detention by US
immigration authorities, they were legal in the US.
“But what of our children?” the wife immediately asked.
In August 2010, the man and his wife, who were born Buddhist, but
lived as atheists in their Asian home country, were denied a license
to sell their produce, because of their race and being non-Muslim.
Fearing their lives were in danger, the couple arranged for their
children to remain with relatives, and the two began a perilous
Crossing oceans and deserts they reached the US. Once in the US,
they were detained and jailed by the Department of Homeland
Security’s Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). And being
jailed in the US was the best thing that ever happened to them.
Inside immigration detention, separately, the husband in the men’s
section, and the wife in the women’s section, they were introduced
“In the summer of 2010, after leaving detention in Texas,” William
Low said, “these two began attending church regularly, were soon
baptized, and were actively engaged in the Christian faith that
included spreading the gospel and other volunteer work at the
church. But their children never left their minds. They soon hired
our firm to help move their cases from Texas to New York and with
their asylum cases.”
“Of course, almost daily, they asked us about the children. When
could they see them? When could they bring them to the US? This
separation from their children has been very difficult on them –
they can think only of their children.”
William Low and the firm encountered challenge after challenge. But
working closely with the couple, they succeeded in having the
couple’s two cases consolidated, and finally won the case.
“So, naturally,” said William Low, “as soon as we gave them the news
Tuesday, they begged us to bring their children to the US. We’ve
immediately refocused on getting the children as soon as possible,
preparing the I-730 petitions. We’re confident it won’t be much
William Low, Esq., William@imwong.com
Margaret W. Wong, Esq., President and Managing Partner, Wong@imwong.com
Margaret W. Wong & Associates, Co., LPA.
www.imwong.com ● 216-566-9908
3150 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44118