Returning LPR (green card holder) refused entry at Houston Airport because of 4 theft / fraud convictions. Successfully argued for case to be terminated.
2 aggravated felonies, 2nd 212h waiver
Aug 15, 2013
Hardship waiver granted
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.
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.
Case won. Deportation proceedings dismissed. Criminal Conviction vacated. Green card returned.
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.
I-601 Granted in 4 months w/ prior conviction for assault / domestic violence.
May 09, 2012
I-601 Waiver approved. Green card granted.
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!
Adjustment of Status (green card) with Aggravated Felony conviction
Mar 19, 2012
Case won. Waiver granted. Green card granted.
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.