Cancellation of Removal Victory in Immigration Court

Today, an immigration judge in New York granted my client cancellation of removal for permanent residents.  My client had an old criminal conviction for drug possession.  He has been a lawful permanent resident (LPR) since 1981!  In 2013, he traveled abroad, and when he returned, he was found inadmissible to the United States as a […]

Cancellation of Removal Victory in New York Immigration Court

Today, on a rainy, windy, unseasonably cold day in May, I won a cancellation of removal case at the New York immigration court. I actually want to credit my client for winning the case! It was his honesty, remorse, rehabilitation, and taking responsibility for his actions that won the case. So really, it was HE […]

Asylum Seekers and Detention – A Change in Policy

On December 16, 2009, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) Assistant Secretary John Morton announced that ICE will generally release from detention arriving asylum seekers who have a credible fear of persecution or torture if certain criteria are met-part of ICE’s ongoing immigration detention reform efforts. The revised guidelines, effective Jan. 4, 2010, will permit […]