Green Card Saved After TrialPublished: Mar 6, 2014
Our client is a native and citizen of Jordan. He became a conditional permanent resident in 1995. In 1997 he filed a petition to remove the conditions. His petition languished without adjudication for 11 years. In December 2008 his conditional permanent resident status was terminated allegedly due to abandonment, and the following month Immigration Court proceedings were instituted to remove him from the United States. Thereafter, we were retained.
We denied that he was deportable and renewed his petition before the Immigration Judge, requested cancellation of removal as a lawful permanent resident, and readjustment of status to a permanent resident. The case proceeded in a litigated posture. We went to trial, and after hearing testimony we presented and documentary exhibits submitted, the Immigration Judge reversed the determination made by the Government and ordered that our client be afforded lawful permanent resident status.