Manifest Law Reviews & Success Stories

The immigration journey was challenging — until they found Manifest Law,
a new kind of immigration law firm.

Adriana

Adriana

TN visa in February 2024

American citizenship for a child with a difficult case

Visa type: US PASSPORT

Client: 21 y.o. girl who had been thrown out of her family home at the age of 12 since she did not want to follow her family radical religious beliefs


Background: She came with no information and no knowledge of the law and had never worked with lawyers. She knew her mother had been born in the USA and heard through family that the mother had lived there till age of 23 where she met her father and married and moved to the UK


Handling attorney: Daliah Sklar


Attorney's work: We had no evidence - we had no birth certificate, no US passport, no documents - we had nothing. We began to do detective work, discovered the school that the mother went to, the university and ordered photos from the graduation books, we ordered a marriage certificate, found newspaper clippings and requested an exceptional review of the case based on these documents. The US embassy reviewed the petition and approved her US citizenship and her US passport!

Result: US PASSPORT APPROVED

Talent visas for Latin Grammy-nominated band

Visa type: O1B

Who: 5 Paraguayan members of Latin Grammy-nominated band


Background: Clients had previously held P visas as a group and wanted the individual flexibility with longer validity period of the O1. All band members had similar press and awards evidence


Handling attorney: Ari Farkas


My work: We prepared full packages, collected sufficient evidence for all band members and filed the 5 O1B visas

Result: ALL 5 O1B VISAS APPROVED

EB1A Green Card for an Executive

Visa type: EB1A GREEN CARD

Client: Israeli bio-medical executive with 20+ years experience


Background: Client had been working in the US and wanted to avoid the wait times of a PERM process under EB2 Green Card


Handling attorney: Ari Farkas


Attorney's work: We prepared both National Interest Waiver (EB2) and EB-1A petitions. The EB-1A was approved in 2 weeks and we filed Adjustments of Status for the family. NIW was approved 6 months later

Result: GREEN CARD ISSUED

L1 Visa for Medical Entrepreneur from Switzerland

Visa type: L1

Client: Swiss Entrepreneur who was setting up a new office in the US


Background: An entrepreneur from Switzerland wanted to set up a new company in the US for a novel medical product.


Handling attorney: Rebecca Lenetsky


Attorney's work: Responded to an extensive Request for Evidence from USCIS, demonstrating the company’s potential for success, the founder’s important role, and the likelihood of contributions to the US. The visa was approved, and the entrepreneur’s business was able to succeed, eventually being acquired by a major international medical company

Result: L1 VISA APPROVED

O1 visa for a client who couldn’t travel to the US due to a lawyer error

Visa type: O1A visa

Client: Canadian marketing executive


Background: The client was in the US on an E2 visa prepared by another law firm. As the visa expired client’s original lawyer filed a visa extension, but never completed the full process, and did not advise the client that he would be unable to travel without filing and obtaining a separate application through the consulate. The client came to me for help


Handling attorney: Ari Farkas


Attorney's work: We reassembled the entire visa package from scratch, corrected all prior mistakes, prepared a high-quality business plan, and submitted it for approval. The visa was approved

Result: O1 approved

EB1 Green Card for an Executive

Visa type: EB1A GREEN CARD

Client: Israeli bio-medical executive with 20+ years experience


Background: Client had been working in the US and wanted to avoid the wait times of a PERM process under EB2 Green Card


Handling attorney: Ari Farkas


Attorney's work: We prepared both National Interest Waiver (EB2) and EB-1A petitions. The EB-1A was approved in 2 weeks and we filed Adjustments of Status for the family. NIW was approved 6 months later

Result: GREEN CARD ISSUED

EB1 Visa for a Head of Small Jewelry Company from Thailand

Visa type: O1B

Who: The President of a Thai jewelry company


Background: He was applying as an international manager to lead his US company, but was facing challenges with his application due to leading a small organization.


Handling attorney: Rebecca Lenetsky


My work: After significant pushback from the US government, we presented a strong case showing how he qualifies as an International Manager for EB1C classification. He and his family all received their green cards

Result: EB1 visa approved

Work visa for an Argentian executive with a track record of previous visa denials

Visa type: L1

Client: Multinational Corporate Executive


Background: Client received a denial on an L-1 intracompany transfer visa filed by another firm as he was preparing to move his entire family to the US


Handling attorney: Simon Craven


Attorney's work: We reviewed the prior filings and assessed the available evidence in order to present the strongest case possible for the client. We worked with the client to develop additional evidence to bolster the arguments

Result: L1 VISA APPROVED

Green Card for a South Korean national with a criminal record

Client: South Korean national with a promising career who deserved a second chance


Background: The client was married to a US citizen, who sponsored him for a green card. However, he had a criminal incident in his past that could have been fatal to his green card case


Handling attorney: Simon Craven


Attorney's work: We requested all records about the incident, and performed a careful analysis of the applicable law. We worked with a client to draft a statement addressing the issue and prepared a legal memo of the applicable law to make it clear to the government that he should still be granted a green card despite his past. We also personally represented him during the green card interview to make sure there were no issues at that stage

Result: GREEN CARD ISSUED

Vladimir

Vladimir

O1 visa, December 2023

O1 visa for a Venezuelan lawyer

Visa type: O1 VISA

Who: Transactional lawyer from Venezuela


Background: The client was needed in the US to handle important deals for his employer, but did not have other viable visa options. Its not very common for lawyers to receive O1 visas, but in this case we thought that was the best strategy for a client. This was particularly unique due to the difficulties faced by professionals in the troubled Venezuelan system


Handling attorney: Simon Craven


My work: After carefully analyzing and eliminating alternative options, we suggested applying for an O-1 visa. This is not a visa category typically used for attorneys, but due to our careful crafting of the case, we won a case for a client

Result: O1 VISA APPROVED

EB1 Visa for a Head of Small Jewelry Company from Thailand

Visa type: O1B

Who: The President of a Thai jewelry company


Background: He was applying as an international manager to lead his US company, but was facing challenges with his application due to leading a small organization.


Handling attorney: Rebecca Lenetsky


My work: After significant pushback from the US government, we presented a strong case showing how he qualifies as an International Manager for EB1C classification. He and his family all received their green cards

Result: EB1 visa approved

E2 visa for a real estate investor

Visa type: E2 INVESTOR VISA

Client: Israeli real estate investor investing in US real estate project


Background: Client had invested $2.5 Million dollars into a real estate project in the US - his US attorney submitted a case, waited 4 months and at the consular processing interview the case was refused for lack of E2 basic requirements. Client came to me to help him fix this situation


Handling attorney: Daliah Sklar


Attorney's work: My team rewrote the 1st petition and pieced the puzzle back in a completely different manner - we put together a genuine active business within weeks, we prepared a good strict business plan, and hired 2 US employees. We resubmitted the case and prepared the client for the interview. Client has successfully obtained a visa

Result: E2 VISA APPROVED

L1 visa for an Israeli Entrepreneur

Client: A 35 y.o. Entrepreneur with an ice cream parlor chain


Background: He came to us after his lawyers had submitted three E2 visas and each time he was refused. We were quite shocked that he was refused and reviewed the case. He has strong merits, but strategically something was going wrong


Handling attorney: Daliah Sklar


Attorney's work: We took a different approach and applied for an L1 visa instead. We received a long Request for Further Evidence from USCIS, but have prepared thoroughly and have successfully replied to

Result: L1 VISA APPROVED

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Principal attorney at Manifest Law

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