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 […]

New Hotline Launched for Detained Undocumented Immigrants

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) has launched a toll-free telephone hotline for detainees who are believed to be “U.S. citizens or victims of crime.” According to an ICE press release from December 29, 2011, this measure is to “ensure that individuals being held by state or local law enforcement on immigration detainers are properly […]

Report: USICE Seeks to Deport the Wrong People

A new study by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) indicates that a large amount of cases that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) brings into immigration courts in an effort to remove individuals from the country, are being rejected by the immigration courts. Click here to read the TRAC report! TRAC is a […]