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Attorney Cohen Reopens Deportation Case and Wins Asylum for Haitian Client with Seizure Condition

Epilepsy Deportation Case

Medical Evidence was Key to Winning Asylum Case


Attorney Cohen was retained in the case of a person who was detained and facing the prospect of imminent deportation to Haiti, due to an outstanding deportation order. Client was suffering from a seizure condition, and due to client’s criminal record, client faced being detained in a Haitian jail upon arrival in Haiti. Attorney Cohen motioned the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to eliminate the deportation order, and send the case back down to the Immigration Court. The BIA granted the motion to reopen, and remand the case to the Immigration Court in Miami. The Immigration Court granted client asylum in the United States. Attorney Cohen persuaded the tribunal that his client would face persecution if deported to Haiti. The government did not appeal.