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Bloomberg Law: UK Woman Eligible for Lawful Residency Status After Lawyer Error

April 02, 2020

O’Melveny scored an appeals court victory on behalf of a woman from the United Kingdom filing for US residency, Bloomberg Law reported.

“A woman from the United Kingdom may still be eligible for lawful permanent residency in the U.S. even though she fell out of lawful status when her attorney failed to file her visa renewal petition, the Ninth Circuit said. The Board of Immigration Appeals’ interpretation of a law benefiting non-citizens whose lawful status lapsed through no fault of their own was too narrow, the appeals court said,” Bloomberg Law reported, noting that the woman, Patricia Peters, is represented by O’Melveny.

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