Febraury 20, 2013 – Green card holder from Guatemala receives cancellation of removal despite two convicitons for firearm possession

Facts: A citizen of Guatemala had been convicted of two separate firearm possession offenses. He was arrested and placed in detention by ICE. He turned to the firm for help.

The Firm’s Representation: On January 23, 2013, the firm began its representation. Our client had a green card and had been a resident for many years and the relief of cancellation of removal is the one of the most generous reliefs available in the Immigration Court. Nevertheless, our client had two convictions for deportable offenses and numerous contacts with law enforcement. The firm quickly gathered evidence of positive equities, interviewed our client, interviewed witnesses and had our client’s case ready for trial on February 20, 2013, less than a month after retention.

Outcome: On February 20, 2013, our client was granted cancellation of removal and he was released from ICE detention the next day.