Case Results

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

I have handled many cases in which my client(s) entered (arrived) into the United States when they were a minor without first being inspected. During their time in the United States they have either graduated from school or are currently attending school and have been living in the United States for a considerable amount of time. I requested relief for them under the new DACA program (deferred action for childhood arrivals) and it was approved and granted. Call me today to learn more about the new DACA program.

Adjustment of Status

Client had been married for 4 years and during that marriage applied for residency. During the interview process USCIS determined that the marriage was fraudulent, and placed the client in removal and deportation proceedings. I successfully argued before the Immigration Judge that the marriage was not fraudulent and that my clients married each other for love and for no other reason. The Immigration Judge granted my client’s adjustment of status and she is now a lawful permanent resident.

Adjustment of Status

Client had previously been married and during that marriage applied for residency. The marriage unfortunately ended in divorce and my client’s adjustment of status petition was withdrawn. My client remarried and her new spouse petitioned for her to become a lawful permanent resident. USCIS questioned her marriages and placed her in removal and deportation proceedings. My client had also been previously arrested for having fake identification. I successfully argued before the Immigration Judge that my client’s marriage was not a sham marriage. The Immigration Judge granted her lawful permanent residence and also granted the waiver.

Cancellation of Removal for Certain Permanent Residents

Client had been a lawful permanent resident since 1980. Client was convicted of mail fraud in federal district court and served prison time. Client was placed in removal and deportation proceedings. I applied for cancellation of removal for certain permanent residents before the Immigration Court and it was granted.

Cancellation of Removal

Client, a citizen of Nigeria, was a lawful permanent resident. He had lived in the United States for over 20 years. Client had been arrested on three occasions, 2 involving theft and 1 involving drug possession. Client was ultimately placed in removal and deportation proceedings. I applied for cancellation of removal with the Immigration Judge. I argued that my client’s criminal convictions were many years ago, and my client has since turned his life around and rehabilitated himself. He also had 2 United States Citizen Daughters who needed him here in the United States. The Immigration Judge granted the application for cancellation of removal.

Cancellation of Removal

Client came to the United States when he was a minor and became a lawful permanent resident. Client had 2 convictions on his record, 1 for unlawful gun possession and 1 for possession of marijuana. Client was arrested at the airport when he was returning to the United States and placed in deportation proceedings. I applied for cancellation of removal with the Immigration Judge and it was granted. Client was released from custody and able to keep his lawful permanent resident status.

Citizenship

Client was a lawful permanent resident of the United States for 9 years. Client had been arrested for an offense involving a family member more than 5 years ago. Client’s application for citizenship was approved.

Prosecutorial Discretion

I have had many cases in which my Clients were placed in Removal Proceedings after entering the United States without inspection. In each of these cases the clients had been in the United States for a long period of time and most had gone to school in the United States. Most of their family members were in the United States. I was able to talk with DHS and convince them that Prosecutorial Discretion to close this case was in the best interest for everyone. Prosecutorial discretion was granted and we were able to apply for DACA.