07 Mar Green Card Approved after Twelve Years
“My name is Rhonda Galang (name changed) and I am very thankful Atty. Crispin C. Lozano, for helping me obtain a permanent residence after twelve years of waiting. I entered the United States on March 26, 2000 on a tourist visa. At the time of my entry, I was married to Val, my first spouse. While in the United States, I met Ed, a US citizen. Ed proposed marriage to me and because I also fell in love with him, I accepted the proposal. Without consulting an attorney, I decided on my own to marry Ed without terminating my marriage to Val.
Ed filed a petition for my permanent residency. I was very hesitant to file the adjustment of status application because I have not terminated my prior marriage. Although the petition was filed, I did not pursue with my application to adjust status. Ultimately Ed and I ended up parting our ways due to irreconcilable differences.
Several years passed and I met Ben a co-worker. We fell in love with each other. On February 2009, my first husband died in the Philippines. Thereafter, Ben proposed marriage and since my first husband is already dead, I accepted his proposal.
We got married on July 04, 2009. In 2011, I consulted Atty. Crispin C. Lozano about my case. Because of my prior problems on immigration matters, I was at first very hesitant to file my green card application. Atty. Lozano and I went through all the angles of my case and he advised me of my rights and the possibilities if my case is denied. He walked me thru all the steps necessary from filing petition to interview. He prepared my application for permanent residence and he personally went with us to the USCIS interview. He thoroughly prepared us on what to expect during the interview and what problems we may encounter. After presenting my case to the officer I was granted permanent residence on October 2012.
Again I want to thank Atty. Crispin C. Lozano for the support and hard work he did for my dream come true.”