April 8, 2010 – Citizen of Nicaragua received a green card through NACARA adjustment of status despite three assault convictions

Facts A citizen of Nicaragua applied for Nicaraguan adjustment of status when he was very young. Before his application was approved, he had been convicted of second degree assault on three separate occasions. His adjustment application was denied by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Subsequently, he was placed in removal proceedings and immigration detention. His family contacted the firm and asked if we could help him.

The Firm’s Representation The firm renewed our client’s adjustment application in the Immigration Court. The firm presented crucial psychiatric expert testimony that figured heavily in the Immigrations Judge’s decision to grant the application for adjustment under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act.

Outcome On April 8, 2010, the Immigration Court granted our client’s application to adjust status. Two weeks later, our client was released from jail.