case #1: Our client entered the U.S. legally and overstayed to be with his U.S. citizen mother and sister. He used a false identification and was charged by law enforcement. Subsequently, he was transferred to an immigration detention facility because he had no legal status in the U.S. Our office was retained to file a motion for a custody determination in front of an immigration judge. The immigration judge granted our request for a bond and our office was released from immigration detention. To view the redacted copies of our winning decision in this case, CLICK HERE.
In-Abstentia Order of Removal – Motion to Reopen – Board of Immigration Appeals – Adjusted Status to Lawful Permanent Resident:
Case #2: The immigrant spouse of a U.S. Citizen applied for adjustment of status and was denied because she had a removal order. Our office later discovered that the immigrant spouse was married before and the previously immigration case was denied and a notice to appear in immigration court was issued to her but she never received it because she moved out of the marital home. The immigrant spouse was not aware that when you do not appear in immigration court, a removal order is automatically issued in your absent (called an in abstention order). Soon after her interview, Immigration & Custom Enforcement came to her house and arrested her and detained her at a local detention center. Our office was retained to represent the immigrant spouse and we got her released from the immigration detention center on an electronic monitoring device (or anklet). We filed a motion with the immigration court to reopen her removal case and rescind the in abstentia order due to her not receiving the notice of hearing to appear in immigration court. The immigration judge denied the motion to reopen. We appealed the denial to the Board of Immigration Appeals. The Board of Immigration Appeals reopened her case and the immigration judge later terminated the removal proceedings so she could adjust her status to permanent resident status through her U.S. citizen spouse. She is now a U.S. citizen. To view the redacted copies of our winning decision in this case, CLICK HERE.
Removal Order – Motion to Reopen – Re-entry into U.S. after Removal/Deportation – Granted Cancellation of Removal by Immigration Judge:
Case #3: Client was removed/deported to Guyana in July —- for a drug offense committed in Florida. The Florida laws changed regarding the treatment of the drug offense committed by our client. Our office filed a motion to reopen the removal/deportation case with the Board of Immigration Appeals based on the change in Florida drug laws and the removal/deportation case was reopened and client was returned back to the U.S. At the reopened immigration proceedings in October —-, our office filed for cancellation of removal and after a three (3) hour individual hearing, the immigration judge granted our application and allow our client to remain in the U.S. as a permanent resident. To view the redacted copies of the removal order, motion to reopen and order granting cancellation of removal, CLICK HERE.
Motion to Reopen In-Abstentia Order- Adjusted Status to Lawful Permanent Resident:
Case #4: Client was under the age of 18 when he was ordered removed/deported in immigration court. He came to our office to find out his immigration status and when we did a background check and called the immigration court we discovered he had a final order of deportation issued when he was a minor. Our office successfully filed a motion to rescind (or cancel) the removal/deportation order and the motion to reopen his case was granted. Client was married to a U.S. citizen with two children and we are successful in getting him a green card or lawful permanent resident status. To view the redacted copy of the motion to reopen, CLICK HERE