Marriage, Spouses, Fiancés
– We represented a same sex couple who have been together for many years and married. The US citizen filed to adjust the status of his same sex spouse and after about a year we were able to obtain a green card for the spouse.
– The spouse of a U.S. citizen from Peru lost his lawful permanent resident status. His wife re-petitioned for him to regain his status. However, due to numerous criminal convictions, the USCIS argued that he was inadmissible due to crimes of moral turpitude. We argued the convictions were not crimes of moral turpitude, and the court agreed.
Detainment by Customs & Border Patrol (CBP)
– A client from the Dominican Republic was a lawful permanent resident charged with drug trafficking years ago and was a lawful permanent resident for over 15 years. Returning from a trip abroad, the client was stopped by immigration and charged as inadmissible. We successfully argued he was eligible for 212(c) relief. The immigration court agreed.
– A Cuban lawful permanent resident returning from a trip abroad was stopped at the border because of an old sex abuse charge. We argued he was eligible for 212(c) relief. The government opposed our application. We filed a motion with the immigration court. It was granted, and the 212(c) application is currently pending.
Criminal Charges & Convictions
– A Cuban lawful permanent resident residing United States for over 20 years had an old drug trafficking conviction in addition to other minor arrests. He was charged by USCIS as deportable because of a controlled dangerous substance offense and placed into removal. His case was administratively closed years ago, and as a result he was fearful of renewing his residency. We successfully reopened his case, and the relief requested was granted by the immigration court.
– We represented an individual charged with an old conviction for counterfeiting who was stopped at the airport after a brief trip abroad. The clients green card was taken and he was put into removal, The firm successfully applied for cancellation of removal as our client was a long time permanent resident and the crime was not an aggravated felony. The Immigration Judge agreed and granted our request for relief and his green card was returned. The client is now applying for naturalization.
Cancellation of Removal
– We represented a lawful permanent resident from the Dominican Republic who was returning from a trip abroad. He had a prior conviction for aggravated assault and was charged by USCIS as inadmissible as an arriving alien for a crime of moral turpitude. We argued our client was eligible for cancellation of removal. Immigration court judge agreed and granted relief.
– Our client, a long term green card holder, father of two US citizen children, whose wife was also a US citizen was granted cancellation of removal after a three year legal fight with ICE. He initially came into contact with ICE after he left the US on his honeymoon and reentered. He was stopped because he had several prior drug convections and placed into removal also known as deportation. We successfully presented his case to the Immigration Court in Newark NJ and convinced them the the drug convictions were not felonies according to the Federal Law. After a long day of testimony he was granted cancellation of removal and is now eligible for Naturalization. Congrats!!