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Success Stories Give Us Hope That We Can Win Our Immigration Case

I tell success stories all the time because they tell the story of real people who suffered real issues in immigration, and had real outcomes – that were positive.  While there’s a lot of bad news out there, there are also many very lucky people who are having very heart-warming successes – and the next could be yours.

Our attorney Jonathan Bartell helped our client recently who had previously been granted a 601A waiver for inadmissibility – but then later arrested for domestic violence.  Normally this is not good.  Not only is domestic violence a deportable offense, but it can also lead to the revocation of his waiver.  A conviction for domestic violence would also disqualify him for 42B relief, or cancellation of removal. You can only get a 42B if among other things, you have a good moral character.  Domestic violence is one example of not having good moral character.

The criminal case was challenging because there were two victims with visible injuries. Not good.  Our client had no forms of relief from immigration court – so our goal was to be in a position to obtain voluntary departure, which meant our client would leave the US, and then reenter the US using his waiver.

We did a couple very important things.  We filed a 10-year cancellation of removal, due to fact that our client has a US citizen wife and two young children.  The 10-year cancellation filing includes a declaration of hardship. We also with great persistence negotiated with the prosecutor over many months, and were able to resolve the criminal case – our client was permitted to plead to an offense that neither disqualifies him for 42B relief nor his 601A waiver. 

So finally we had good news: the immigration matter was resolved, and our client would be able to stay in the US legally with his family.  It’s stories like these – real hard work to untangle the client’s knot of legal problems – that assure future clients that their immigration problems likely have a real solution. 

Margaret W. Wong, Esq.
Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC
3150 Chester Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: 216-566-9908

Editor’s Note: Margaret W. Wong, Esq., is an adjunct professor of law at Case Western Reserve University Law School and has been recognized as a National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Trailblazer. She enjoys a “Preeminent AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell.  She was attorney for President Obama’s Auntie.  Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC is a national, full-service immigration and criminal law firm with offices in Cleveland, Ohio, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Nashville, Minneapolis, Columbus, Detroit, and Raleigh.


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