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Thomas Esparza Jr.
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Thomas Esparza’s Legal Cases

3 total

  • Citizenship for a Dead Man-Green Card for his spouse

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Outcome:
    Green card granted
    Description:
    Undocumented Woman came to see me brought by her mother in law. Turns out mother in law and her son had immigrated when son was very young. Later mom became a citizen before the son turned 18. He therefore, automatically became a USC. Problem was that he had committed suicide recently while he was in jail. If I could establish that he was a citizen, then spouse could immigrate as the widow of a USC. The USCIS does not give certificates to dead people. Therefore, I had to prepare and file the argument with proof that husband had automatically become a citizen together with the undocumented spouses application for a green card.
  • Rwandan Refugee

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    Successfully obtained withholding of removal
    Description:
    Gentleman was subject to mandatory detention because of two minor drug convicitons. However, he had never immigrated to the USA and was therefore eligible for adjustment of status and withholding of removal
  • Cancellation of Removal victorhy

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Outcome:
    approved-client now a permanent resident
    Description:
    Man had lived in the USA for 15 years. he had two permanent resident parents who were to old to work. his wife spent her time taking care of the in laws and thus could not pursue her degree in cosmotology. she had 4 children from a previous relationship. my client worked to support all of them. he worked ten hour days 7 days a week with almost no breaks to relax. for him to return to Mexico to get his green card meant that his father wo9uld probably die as there was no way to pre pay for a years worth of medications for him, support his wife and 4 step children. they would have been throuwn intoabject poverty. the Imigration judge granted him his green card saying "you better not get sick, all these people are depending on you.