Green Card Granted by Immigration JudgePublished: Jun 1, 2009 Source: My Source
Our client is a Canadian citizen. He is married to a United States citizen, who petitioned for him to become a lawful permanent resident. Her petition was approved five years ago.
Unfortunately, our client’s application for lawful permanent residence was denied because he has two convictions for crimes involving moral turpitude in Canada. His application for an immigrant waiver of inadmissibility was denied by the Department of Homeland Security and they instituted Removal Proceedings against him.
At the trial, we showed that he was not a threat to the security or safety of the United States, had been rehabilitated, and that there was no need to show extreme hardship to his United States citizen spouse if the waiver was not approved because more than 15 years had elapsed since the activities occurred that were the basis for the convictions. Documentary evidence submissions were made in support of the application and testimony was taken from the client, his spouse and a neighbor. After reviewing all of the evidence, the Immigration Judge ruled that the waiver of inadmissibility should be granted, and as a result, ordered that our client be granted status as a lawful permanent resident of the United States.