(310) 683-4516

Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer

Our client released from detention, reunited with wife and children, now eligible for green card

Sep 26, 2011 6:29:05 AM / by Staff Attorney

DISCLAIMER: STOCK PHOTO, NOT PHOTO OF CLIENT OR FAMILY

The wonderful U.S. citizen wife of a hard-working man (and dedicated father of their four kids) called this office in desperation. Her husband was arrested for a DUI in his own driveway and ICE had a detainer on him. They were pressuring him to sign for voluntary departure– what should they do? “Don’t sign the voluntary departure, FIGHT,” was immigration attorney Scott McVarish’s answer. It’s much harder to fight for a case if the alien allows ICE to remove him. His real problem was, 11 years ago, when he was a young, unmarried fool, he was caught with drugs. He went through a rehab program successfully and has been clean since then.

Attorney McVarish called the official in ICE who had authority over this case. McVarish explained to ICE that the client should be released and allowed to apply for permanent residence due to his U.S. citizen wife. By ordering his USCIS file with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request McVarish found that the wife had filed an I-130 for her husband on April 30, 2001. McVarish researched the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal cases that showed the client could still apply for adjustment despite the conviction for drugs. McVarish wrote a brief explaining the situation. One week later ICE released the client from custody and we submitted his I-485.

Client had worked with another attorney before his recent arrest for the DUI. But things did not proceed smoothly and the client remained vulnerable. Now he is out of custody, with his adoring children and wife, and on the path to getting his papers.

The morale of the story: hire an attorney who will thoroughly research both your case + the law and you can succeed in this immigration system.

Topics: Green Card, Success Stories, Deportation

Staff Attorney

Written by Staff Attorney

Opportunity

Are you an immigrant investor, professional, student, entrepreneur, or other worker seeking opportunities in the USA?

Family

We cut through the red tape to make your family member a legal permanent resident efficiently and affordably.

Hope

We aggressively fight removal/deportation cases, win appeals and overturn criminal convictions.

3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 570 Los Angeles, CA 90034 | Phone: (310) 683-4516  Local Phone: (310) 242-8936 Office Location

3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 570 Los Angeles, CA 90034 | Phone: (310) 683-4516  Local Phone: (310) 242-8936 Office Location

ILOLA’s Education Center

Connect

Copyright & Disclaimer

Copyright © 2018 The Immigration Law Office of Los Angeles, P.C. - All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.