September 17, 2012 – Citizen of Jamaica receives CAT protection despite “aggravated felony” conviciton

Facts: A citizen of Jamaica was placed in removal proceedings and charged as an “aggravated felon.” His family came to the firm for help.

The Firm’s Representation: The firm took our client’s case and discovered that our client had a viable claim under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). The firm asserted that our client would be harmed by transnational drug trafficking organizations in Jamaica if he was deported.

Outcome: Based on the firm’s extensive documentation and testimony from an expert, on September 17, 2012 the Immigration Judge granted our client CAT protection. The decision is being appealed by ICE. The firm is continuing our client’s representation in the Board of Immigration Appeals.