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Luis Alberto Guerra
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Luis Guerra’s Legal Cases

10 total

  • Non-LPR Cancellation Approved

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Outcome:
    Client is a Legal Permanent Resident via Non LPR Cancellation of Removal
    Description:
    Our Mexican client came to the US in 1996. He came illegally by crossing the Mexican border in Arizona. He was picked up by ICE when he was doing a roofing job in 2008 and spent a few weeks at the Krome Detention Center in Miami, FL. His US citizen wife contacted our office and we were able to get him out on bond, to file a Non-LPR Cancellation on his behalf, and to finally obtain lawful status for him. It was not easy because he had a minor criminal offense in the county of Miami-Dade in FL. We had to prove that his marriage was for real; that he was physically present in the US for more than 10 years; that he was a person of good moral character; and that his deportation to Mexico would create and exceptional and extreme unusual hardship to his US citizen wife.
  • TPS Approved

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Sep 07, 2011
    Outcome:
    TPS granted after client had tried applying numerous times.
    Description:
    Our client from El Salvador came to our office at the end of 2009. He explained to us that he had applied for TPS back in 2001 but had failed to re register when he was supposed to. Our client had been denied employment authorization ever since. Our client had attempted to renew his TPS to no avail. We were able to reopen his first TPS denial of registration due to the fact that his first original denial had been sent to the wrong address. Once the case was reopened, the USCIS denied the case once again. We filed an appeal with the AAO, presented more evidence and prevailed.
  • Asylum Based on Sexual Orientation Approved

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jun 07, 2011
    Outcome:
    Jamaican client wins asylum in immigration court based on sexual orientation
    Description:
    We met our Jamaican client at the Krome Detention Center in FL in 2007. He told us about his sexual orientation and the persecution he (an others similarly situated) had suffered in Jamaica because of it. We were able to get him out on bond and file a defensive asylum application on his behalf. After gathering all the evidence to support our argument the asylum case was granted.
  • I-751 Waiver of Removal of Conditions Granted

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Outcome:
    Client files I-751 waiver after 6 years since her 2 year deadline had expired and it gets approved
    Description:
    Our client obtained her conditional legal residence in New York in 2002. She was supposed to remove the conditions of her residence (I-751) by October of 2004. Due to an abusive relationship, fear, and lack of legal advise she never filed her I-751. She finally met with us in 2010. We filed an I-751 waiver based on the fact that she had been battered by her US citizen spouse and, after two Requests for Evidence, USCIS approved the case and our client is a legal permanent resident.
  • Two Theft Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude Dropped.

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jan 23, 2012
    Outcome:
    Client's Removal Case Was Terminated
    Description:
    Client came to US in 2006 with a K-1 Visa. She married her K-1 petitioner and adjusted her status in 2008. In 2009 she was convicted of grand theft in Broward County FL. In 2010 she was again convicted of grand theft in Broward County FL. She was detained and placed in removal proceedings for being convicted of more than one crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT). We were able to get her out on bond, and, after filing a Jaggernauth Motion with the Immigration Court, we were able to get the CIMT charges dropped and the removal case terminated.
  • 212(h) Waiver Victory in Court

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Mar 29, 2012
    Outcome:
    Client was granted a 212(h) waiver,Client kept his green card, and removal proceedings were terminated.
    Description:
    My client came to the US in 2001. He was able to adjust his status to that of a legal permanent resident by 2003. He was convicted of arson and insurance fraud in Miami Dade, FL in 2008. As he was coming back from short trip to Peru in 2010, he was denied admission and placed in removal proceedings because he had committed a crime involving moral turpitude. Because he was a legal permanent resident since 2003, we were able to argue, in front of the immigration judge, that he was eligible for a waiver under Section 212(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Today, after presenting relevant evidence to support his waiver, we were able to balance the equities in his favor and the request for the waiver was granted.
  • I-601A Waiver Victory--Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Aug 01, 2013
    Outcome:
    Client's visa was approved. He will be coming as a legal permanent resident next week!!
    Description:
    Client came to the United States illegally. He had gotten married to a US citizen, and they had a US citizen baby. We were able to show that the US citizen spouse was going to suffer extreme hardship if she was separated from her husband. We built an extensive file showing medical records, country conditions, psychological reports, etc. to built the equities in our favor. The case was approved!!!
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Granted!!

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    May 08, 2013
    Outcome:
    Special Immigrant Juvenile now a Legal Permanent Resident
    Description:
    My pro-bono client, a 17 year old child from El Salvador, came to the US escaping the guerrillas that had killed both of his parents. He crossed the Mexico-US border and was caught by ICE. Because he was a minor he was able to be released to a family member. After first obtaining an order of dependency from the courts in FL, we were able to apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status with USCIS. Our client is now a legal permanent resident.
  • AOS Approval After a Charge of Marriage Fraud

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Oct 07, 2013
    Outcome:
    Green Card Approved after a Marriage Fraud Charge
    Description:
    A year ago my client was charged with marriage fraud by USCIS. She and her husband came to my office crying. Apparently their answers did not coincide during their USCIS marriage interview, and USCIS determined that they had been married to evade the immigration laws. We examined the file and noticed that the USCIS decision was totally arbitrary. We challenged the case, the USCIS did not deny the case, and now our client is a legal permanent resident!!
  • I-601 Approved in Honduras

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    May 07, 2014
    Outcome:
    I-601 Waiver of Inadmissibility For Unlawful Presence Granted in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
    Description:
    Our client's wife came to our office after her husband's immigrant visa application had been denied in Tegucigalpa. We noticed that he qualified for a Waiver of Inadmissibility (I-601) under INA 212. The waiver was eventually approved after we were able to prove that our client's wife would suffer extreme hardship if the waiver was denied.