Getson & Schatz, P.C. wins LPR Cancellation of Removal Case
Our Philadelphia Immigration attorneys represented an individual detained in York County Prison who had been a lawful permanent resident since 1986 when he was 7 years old. He had been arrested multiple times but had only one conviction for Carrying Firearms without a License pursuant to 18 Pa C.S. § 6106 in 2001. He was married to a lawful permanent resident. Our client was eligible for cancellation of removal and we filed an application to ask the Immigration Judge to allow him to remain in the United States as a permanent resident. We submitted a detailed Affidavit from our client wherein he outlined his arrests, took responsibility for his prior actions, and established his history in the United States and his lack of ties to his home country. We also provided extensive supporting documentation on his behalf including proof of his family ties and proof of payment of taxes. At the trial we asked our client questions to allow our client to testify about his arrest record and his strong ties to the United States including his family and employment history and his involvement in the community. We also brought numerous witnesses to his hearing to testify on his behalf if necessary. The Immigration Judge granted our client’s application for cancellation of removal and the lawyer for the Department of Homeland Security did not appeal the Judge’s decision. Our client was released from York County Prison to remain in the United States with his family.