Turkish asylum victory in New York immigration court

Last week, on April 19, 2018, I won a difficult asylum case in immigration court in New York City. My client was a Turkish citizen. He filed the asylum application on his own a few years ago, not realizing the importance of having a lawyer by his side. The application was initially rejected by USCIS […]

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 NYC Immigration Court

Imagine this….you came to the United States as a lawful permanent resident (LPR) when you were only three years old. You are now almost 40 years. All of your relatives are in the United States. Somewhere in your late teens and early 20’s, you spent time with some bad kids and got into trouble. You […]

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 […]

INA Section 237(a)(1)(H) Waiver Granted in Immigration Court

This week, I won a case in immigration court in New York City for a client who was in jeopardy of losing her permanent resident (“green card”) status. My client, a 25-year-old young woman from Pakistan, came to the United States as a lawful permanent resident in 2010 through a family-based petition that her lawful […]

ICE Halts Removals to Haiti

In wake of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has halted removals to Haiti.  Click here to read a brief statement issued by the Department of Homeland Security.