“I was incredibly fortunate to have Jan Pederson, who I consider to be the best immigration lawyer available, as the attorney handling my hardship waiver application. I remember some nights where sleeping was absolutely impossible, knowing that my future was resting on the desk at one of the USCIS centers in the hands of a stranger. My worst fears were realized when my hardship waiver was brutally denied as the result of an unforeseeable shift in policy at USCIS that resulted in the rapid denial of valid and approvable hardship waiver petitions. Ms. Pederson and her staff not only professionally and successfully appealed the denial to the Administrative Appeals Office in an expeditious and compassionate manner, but they also were responsible for helping to correct the crisis that caused the rash of erroneous hardship waiver denials.
Ms. Pederson’s availability, patience, dedication, and experience are outstanding, and I will be forever grateful that because of her expert lawyering and wonderful staff, I now live in peace in the U.S. with my beloved family.” – Dr. David Varnagy Gabay, Venezuela
Jordanian with USC Citizen Husband with Physical Disability
American citizen of Palestinian descent married to J-1 whose exchange program was funded by the United States government. The couple had two American citizen children. Hardship waivaer approved based on the fact that American citizen husband would face serious job and social discrimination in Jordan due to physically disability and deformity.
Pakistani Divorced Female Physician with American Citizen children
Pakistani female physician granted hardship waiver based on an American citizen child where physician demonstrated her child could be taken away from her by her Pakistani husband if she and the USC child moved to Pakistan and that she could be the subject of an honor killing for having the courage to leave an abusive spouse.
French Female Physician married to American Citizen who is descendant of Holocaust Survivors
Hardship waiver granted to French female physicain based on exceptional mental hardship to her American husband who was a descendant of Holocaust survivors and victim of intergenerational trauma suffered by such descendants.
Pakistani physician with J-2 spouse and American citizen child granted hardship waiver based on anti-American sentiment in Pakistan, as well as risk to life and health due to country conditions.
Hardship waiver approved where J-1 Venezuelan physician with J-2 Venezuelan spouse claimed hardship in relocating American citizen child to Venezuelan, given the anti-American sentiment in Venezuela, in addition to anti-Semitism.