Thank you for your reply. I am afraid that you may not like the answer. Thank you in advance for not shooting the messenger.
I do not understand why it is a conflict.
It is a conflict in their eyes because you were married to someone who used to lack status. This makes you "suspect" in their eyes. It is of course ridiculous, but anyone whose family members have been in unlawful status automatically fall under suspicion. Think of it this way - if you were applying to the CIA, and your wife was a Russian citizen, wouldn't the CIA be very suspicious even if your wife had given her Russian citizenship and now had only US citizenship/residency?
Same thing here. In the end, CBP can make discretionary choices. If the agency believes that someone may be sympathetic to illegal aliens or otherwise be compromised, they can reject the application.
There is no right to work for CBP, and they can make such decisions. And you can claim it that this is discrimination based on national origin of your wife, yes, but CBP can justify it based on the fact that (1) regardless of her national origin, she was unlawful at one time and thus this makes the applicant suspect by having prior ties to an unlawful immigrant (regardless of her status now), and (2) there is no right to work for CBP - they can choose whoever they want.
Please help me . I am able to appeal this decision but do not know how to go about it.
There is no appeal process for not being hired by a government agency.
Should I speak with a lawyer if so which type of lawyer or are you able to help me with an appeal? Please and thank you
You can speak with counsel face to face. However, I doubt that it would do any good, because there is no appeal process for not being hired by the CBP.
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