Deportation Charges Terminated: Client May Apply for Green CardPublished: Feb 28, 2008 By: Matthew L. Kolken Source: My Source
We just obtained the termination of deportation proceedings that were instituted against our client, a citizen of Suriname. Our client came to the United States as a visitor in 1985 as a young child with her family, and has lived in the United States without authorization for over two decades.
Her step-mother filed a petition on her behalf on April 23, 2001, which was approved in September 2005. She was encountered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in August 2007, and was charged with being deportable for overstaying her visitor visa.
We were retained, and immediately filed a motion to terminate Immigration Court proceedings based on the fact that she is eligible to apply for her Green Card by paying a $1,000.00 penalty fee to cure the fact that she has lived in the United States without authorization for over twenty years. The Immigration Judge granted our motion, and our client is now eligible to apply for her Green Card.