Immigration Judge granted permanent resident status (through NonLPR Cancellation of Removal) to a client from Mexico whose daughter was born here in the United States without an arm. Immigration Judge granted misrepresentation waiver to a client from Mexico, who lied about his prior history in the United States in order to obtain a visitor visa. After some bad luck with another attorney, succeeded to obtain permanent resident status for an HIV positive client after terminating deportation proceedings. Succeeded in obtaining permanent resident status for a client, who was told by several other attorneys that he would not be able to get permanent resident status because of his criminal history. Succeeded in having immigration proceedings terminated for a lawful permanent resident after his criminal attorney successfully reopened his criminal case because of substantial legal errors made in prior criminal proceedings. Succeeded in obtaining cancellation of removal for a lawful permanent resident after his criminal convictions were successfully overturned because of legal errors.
ICE granted our Request for Stay for our Chiapas client and released him from jail, temporarily ending our 4 month battle to secure his release. After his arrest by ICE, we learned that he had a deportation order from 1994. Our Motion to Reopen was denied by the Miami Immigration Court for being filed so many years after the order. An appeal to the BIA also failed. Kudos to ICE for granting this Stay and releasing him, clearly showing adherence to the new guidelines. We provided a complex psychological report which described in detail the ramifications to the 4 US children of our client in the event of his deportation. Another family reunited for Christmas. We are privileged to be able to do this work and to bring so much joy to clients.
A happy Christmas surprise to our 19 year old refugee from El Salvador who had been in ICE custody for more than 5 weeks. She was arrested at her home, after she failed to appear for an immigration hearing. She had an In Abstentia order of deportation resulting from her failure to appear. The immigration court reopened her case, after we effectively argued with compelling evidence, that although she had proper notice of the hearing, she completely depended on her father for everything, including advice and transportation. The family is reunited for the Christmas holiday. What a nice gift.
We are proud to report the grant of a green card to our Romanian client who was subject to a 212 e home stay requirement because she had originally come to the US on a Fulbright on a J visa. These waivers are almost impossible to get. However in this case, careful planning together with the detailed work of our attorney made winning this case a reality (after this client was told by at least 5 other lawyers that she would have to go to Romania for the requisite 2 years and that getting the waiver was impossible).
Today an Egyptian family won its long fought deportation case. One of the members was granted a green card based on 3 year, VAWA cancellation. Another member was granted Withholding of Removal and the third member was granted asylum. This family had been in the US illegally for many years before being placed in proceedings. We would not have succeeded without the assistance of Middle East country conditions expert Shaul Gabbay.
Now we also serve Romanian Comunity in Chicago!
Tuesday of October 25th 2011, from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM and
Wednesday 26th 2011 12:00 PM to 6:00PM we will be at the:
Romanian Heritage Center in the Chicago area
at: 7777 N. Caldwell Avenue, Suite 103 & 106
Niles, IL 60714
directions and some pictures at: www.Ro-Am.NET
The Cleveland Immigration Court granted ten year cancellation of removal to a Mexican mother of four United States Citizen children. The mother has resided in the United States since she was only fourteen years old. Most of family were already residing in the United States legally when she came to the United States. Her family has been her support system throughout the years. All of her children have health issues. She has very limited ties to Mexico today and, as she has lived the majority of her life in the United States, she knows very little about Mexico and its culture today. For these as well as other reasons, the judge granted ten year cancellation believing the children would suffer exceptional hardship in Mexico as the mother could not be able to provide for them there.
A Guatemalan father of a severely disabled child with a final order of removal was granted a stay by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The father is being released from ICE custody and will be under an Order of supervision. In granting the stay, ICE recognized the importance of allowing the father to remain in the United States for the sake of his disabled child. Our thanks goes out to all the ICE officers here in Cleveland for their compassion, understanding and hard work in this matter.