IMMIGRATION COURT PROCEEDING TERMINATEDPublished: Jul 16, 2007 By: Robert D. Kolken Source: My Source
Our Canadian citizen client was charged with being inadmissible to the United States for a period of 10 years because it was alleged that he had overstayed his Trade NAFTA (TN) status for a period of approximately one and a half years. The Department of Homeland Security instituted Immigration Court proceedings against him.
Robert D. Kolken, Esq., handled the proceeding for our office. We had the client paroled into the United States on two occasions while we were awaiting the scheduling of the case. This is unusual because the reason for the parole involved a business deal. We proved that the client’s overstay was for less than 180 days, and at the first court appearance, persuaded the Government attorney to withdraw the charge with prejudice to the Government. The Immigration Judge then terminated the proceedings with prejudice to the Government. Our client will now be able to apply for admission to the United States.