212(h) Win at Krome Immigration Court for Client with Felony Convictions
Attorney Cohen recently scored a major victory for a client at the Krome Detention Center Immigration Court, in Miami, Florida. Client was detained, and facing deportation to a country he barely recollected, since he had emigrated to the U.S. as a young child.
Client was a permanent resident who had several criminal arrests, including aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and strong arm robbery. Although the criminal cases occurred years ago, when it comes to U.S. deportation laws there are precious few statutes of limitations.
Unusual Immigration Court Strategy Nets 212(h) Waiver for Client with Serious Criminal Record
In a bold and unusual strategy Attorney Cohen reached out to the victims of his Client’s crimes, and 2 victims came forward to testify under oath in support of allowing Client to remain in the United States.
In addition to the testimony of numerous witnesses, expert medical and psychological evidence was presented to the Krome Immigration Court, in support of a finding that Client’s deportation would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to Client’s parents and wife. A volume of evidence was also submitted in support of Client’s rehabilitation.
The Immigration Judge granted Client a Section 212(h) waiver, forgiving the deportation consequences of the crimes. Client was released from ICE custody and returned to status of lawful permanent resident.
Attorney Cohen’s Closing Thought
Cohen: “Given the seriousness of the government’s allegations against my client, I needed to go all-out to win his case, even managing to get the victims on board to testify in support of my client. The Immigration Judge was impressed.”
Attorney Mitchell J. Cohen
Attorney Mitchell J. Cohen is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and represents clients in front the Immigration Courts in Miami, the Krome Service Processing Center, the Broward Transitional Center (BTC), Orlando, and throughout the United States. Additionally his immigration law practice provides a full range of services, representing clients in front of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the State Department, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Immigration Law offices in Hallandale Beach (954 457-1941) and Fort Myers (239 931-6558).