April 23, 2012 – Citizen of Mexico receives 212(h) waiver despite crime of possession of a deadly weapon

Facts: A citizen of Mexico had been trying to get a green card for nearly 15 years without any success. Eventually, she was placed in removal proceedings. She came to the firm for help.

The Firm’s Representation: The firm took our client’s case and discovered that her status as a “child” was preserved under the Child Status Protection Act even though our client was now 33 years old. She could adjust, but she needed a waiver based on a 1999 conviction for possession of a deadly weapon which is a crime involving moral turpitude under the INA.

Outcome: On April 23, 2012, in the Immigration Court, the waiver was granted and our client received her green card.