Green Card Saved before Immigration JudgePublished: Mar 2, 2007 By: Matthew L. Kolken Source: My Source
The Honorable Philip J. Montante Jr. has granted our client's application for cancellation of removal. Judge Montante, throughout several days of trial, weighed the testimony of our client, who came to the United States as a refugee from Russia who was convicted for a drug related offense, and her two United States citizen daughters against the seriousness of her conviction prior to rendering his decision. This was our client's only criminal conviction, and she has taken full accountability for her wrongdoing.
Judge Montante held that despite the seriousness of our client's conviction, she should be allowed to remain in the United States and be given one last chance to turn her life around. Should our client be convicted of any other deportable offense she will be unable to apply for cancellation of removal again. Matthew L. Kolken handled the case on behalf of our client.