Mrs. Khaimova is a native of Russia and a derivative U.S. citizen. She arrived in the United States at the age of nine, scared and uncomfortable in her new surroundings. She—like many of our clients today—went through the process of applying for permanent resident status. Her father had migrated to the United States in search of better opportunities that would help sustain his family. Mrs. Khaimova was just two years old when her father had left her. Mrs. Khaimova’s mother was working as a teacher and became the sole breadwinner for her two daughters. After many interviews and several denials at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, her long-awaited reunion with her father became a reality. Along with her mother and sister, they waited a total of seven years to migrate to the United States and become a whole family once more. Being under the age of 18 at the time, she became a derivative of her parent’s hard work. Her personal background rooted her commitment and desire to help others with their immigration status. She values family above all else and thus has a foundational knowledge of the struggles that families go through when being separated due to immigration issues. Mrs. Khaimova never took her parents’ sacrifices in life for granted. She is eternally grateful and thus intends to become an advocate for people who are going through the immigration system the way her family once had. Now, Mrs. Khaimova is a graduate from Hunter College of City University of New York (CUNY), with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor degree in Legal Studies.
She intends to follow her passion and continue her studies in order to become a legal advocate for those whose lives are being funneled by the everchanging immigration system.