Nguyen v. Dang
Lan Kennedy-Davis represented the Wife, Ms. Dang. The Wife was a Vietnamese immigrant Vietnamese man who was also United States citizen. After being married in Vietnam, her husband brought her to America under a spousal visa. The Husband physically abused her and threatened that he would have her deported if she told anyone. Just as he had promised, he filed for a divorce and sent a letter to USCIS to have her deported. Lan Kennedy-Davis represented the Wife in her dissolution of marriage action, including protecting her from further domestic violence. Lan petitioned USCIS and established a prima facie case under her I-360 application under the Violence Against Women Act. The Wife was granted protective status to stay in the United States and permitted to self-petition for permanent residency. USCIS provided the Wife with a Notice of Action of establishment of a prima facie case, which upon presentation entitled her to certain benefits under Section 501 of the IIRIRA, wherein she received benefits, including food stamps, Medicaid, temporary aid and other services.