October 25, 2012 – Citizen of Mexico receives cancellation of removal despite conviction for possession of cocaine

Facts: A citizen of Mexico was arrested at his home and placed in removal proceedings. His family came to the firm for help.

The Firm’s Representation: The firm took our client’s case and discovered that our client was eligible for LPR cancellation of removal by two months – our client barely had the seven years of physical presence necessary to qualify for cancellation of removal. Our client was subject to mandatory detention, but we fast-tracked his case in the Immigration Court.

Outcome: On October 25, 2012, our client was granted cancellation of removal. He was released from ICE custody the next day. The total time of his incarceration by ICE – from arrest to granting of relief – was less than two months.