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Anne Elise Kennedy
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Anne Kennedy’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • Re-Opened Criminal Case, Deportation Proceedings Terminated

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jun 12, 2012
    Outcome:
    Case won. Deportation proceedings dismissed. Criminal Conviction vacated. Green card returned.
    Description:
    Client was convicted of distribution of cocaine in Texas. This is an aggravated felony under US immigration law because it is a drug trafficking crime. He was a green card holder, but placed into deportation upon returning to the US from a trip to Mexico. I successfully filed a Writ of Habeas Corpus in criminal court. We re-opened his criminal case and got the criminal case dismissed. My client had his green card returned to him and was able to go home to his family here in the US.
  • Adjustment of Status (green card) with Aggravated Felony conviction

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Mar 19, 2012
    Outcome:
    Case won. Waiver granted. Green card granted.
    Description:
    Client was convicted of theft with a 4 year sentence. Under immigration law, theft convictions with a sentence of more than 1 year are considered "aggravated felonies." Normally, an aggravated felony prevents an alien from receiving a green card (adjusting status). A waiver cannot be granted for it. I was able to get my client a waiver, even with the conviction, and adjust his status. My client had never been admitted to the United States as a green card holder, so I found an exception to make him still be able to apply for the waiver. We won the case, and my client was able to return to his wife in the US and remain here.
  • I-601 Granted in 4 months w/ prior conviction for assault / domestic violence.

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    May 09, 2012
    Outcome:
    I-601 Waiver approved. Green card granted.
    Description:
    Client had been convicted of assault / domestic violence in home country of Jamaica, resulting in 2 year prison term. I was able to show that she was successfully rehabilitated and that her husband would suffer extreme hardship in the US if she was not allowed to join him. The waiver was approved, and she was allowed to come to the US with a green card in only 4 months!
  • Re-opened Criminal Case, Deportation Proceedings Terminated.

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Outcome:
    Criminal Conviction vacated. Proceedings Terminated.
    Description:
    Client was convicted of distribution of marijuana and stopped at airport upon returning to the US. The criminal case was successfully re-opened, and I was able to have his proceedings terminated. He was able to go home to his family.
  • 2 aggravated felonies, 2nd 212h waiver

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Outcome:
    Hardship waiver granted
    Description:
    Client had 2 aggravated felony convictions (theft over $10k). He had been given a 212h waiver previously and I was able to present a case showing he deserved a second waiver based on extreme hardship to his wife.
  • Deportation Case Dismissed

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jan 22, 2014
    Outcome:
    Proceedings terminated
    Description:
    Returning LPR (green card holder) refused entry at Houston Airport because of 4 theft / fraud convictions. Successfully argued for case to be terminated.