Appellate Litigation

On January 31, 2012 the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) published an important decision on “administrative closure” decisions. Maris J. Liss, the head of our Appellate Litigation Department, was at the forefront of this positive change of law and shepherded this issue in federal court to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Together with the American Immigration…
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The Story of Leslie Hernandez

When she was 11 years old, Leslie Hernandez was brought to the United States illegally.  Two years later her mother was arrested for an incident, turned over to Immigration, and given a notice to appear in immigration court. Leslie, although a 13-year-old minor at the time, was also ordered to appear in immigration court. The…
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Reversal of Immigration Judge Decision That Client was an Aggravated Felon

Client had convictions for two 30-day misdemeanors of possessing very tiny amounts of marijuana for personal use, not for sale. Immigration Attorney Farmington Hills, Immigration Reversal Notwithstanding the relatively minor infractions, the Immigration Judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals both decided that this client was an aggravated felon—the worst type of heinous criminal who…
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Extreme and Exceptionally Unusual Hardship

Our Client was from Mexico and married to a United States Citizen, with whom he had two US citizen children. Client had been in the United States for the past 15 years. Client was placed into deportation proceedings due to the fact that he was not legally present in the United States. After analyzing the…
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