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From Limbo to Liberty: How Angela Warren Ended a 17 Year-Long Immigration Standstill in Six Months

By: Maria Williams – Published on San Francisco Post

In the heart of San Francisco, amidst the bustling streets and iconic fog that blankets the city, Angela D. Warren stands as a beacon of hope for those navigating the complex and often disheartening world of U.S. immigration.

As the owner and managing attorney of Warren Law Firm, with offices in San Francisco and Honduras, Angela has carved out a niche in the legal landscape, offering not just immigration services but a fighting chance for those who feel forgotten by the system.

Angela’s firm is not just any immigration law practice; it’s an “immigration boutique,” specializing in the kind of cases that many lawyers shy away from, including Writ of Mandamus lawsuits and immigration federal tort claims.

The concept of a Writ of Mandamus might not be familiar to the average person, but for Angela, it’s a crucial tool in her arsenal.

“A Writ of Mandamus is a lawsuit…to force the government to process an application or to go through a particular process,” she explains.

In the world of immigration, delays are not just common; they’re a debilitating reality for countless individuals and families. Angela’s work is about cutting through these delays, pushing for action in situations where inaction can mean years of uncertainty and hardship.

One might wonder why more immigrants don’t utilize tools like the Writ of Mandamus. According to Angela, “It’s not highly publicized…because there’s a lot of immigration attorneys that simply don’t do Writ of Mandamuses.”

This lack of awareness among both lawyers and immigrants means that many do not realize there is a potential pathway to expedite their cases. Angela’s firm handles around three Writ of Mandamus cases a month, a testament to her dedication and willingness to challenge the federal government on behalf of her clients.

The process isn’t quick, but Angela’s tenacity and expertise often lead to resolutions within months, avoiding prolonged court battles. “Once the government is served with legal process, then they get on the stick,” she says, outlining a process that, while daunting, can lead to significant victories for those stuck in limbo.

The journey of this family, seeking a brighter future in America, underscores the profound challenges many face when entangled in the U.S. immigration system. Arriving in the United States in 1987 with hopes tethered to the American dream, they embarked on a venture that promised not just personal fulfillment but also economic contributions to their new home through the EB-5 Visa program.

Despite their legal entry and meeting the requirements of the EB-5 program, their aspirations were halted for 17 years by an unyielding bureaucracy.

After seeing multiple other attorneys with no progress, they contacted Angela Warren. She leveraged a Writ of Mandamus to force the U.S. immigration system to act on their case and finally grant the family United States permanent residency.

Angela Warren and her team at Warren Law Firm did not just secure green cards; they restored hope, dignity, and the potential for a new beginning in the land this family had long considered home. Through their diligent efforts, the once-distant dream of citizenship became an attainable reality.

Angela’s message to those struggling with the immigration process is simple yet profound: “Don’t give up hope.” In a world where hope can be hard to come by, Angela D. Warren stands as a reminder that there are still champions willing to fight for the rights and dreams of immigrants seeking a better life.

Published by: Holy Minoza

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