2011 June Archive
T. Cazares – 6/30/11 – Cancellation of Removal/Deportation – WON! Client granted Permanent Residency!
Our client Mr. Cazares had lived here in the United States for most his life but unfortunately had a few criminal infractions which made it possible for him to be deported. We argued to the judge the equities he had here in the U.S., and did our best to show evidence and testimony of his good character and value to the community. The judge sided with us and granted us the victory and awarded our client by cancelling his deportation. This is a great win that allows our client to avoid being deported to a country which he has not known since he was a baby, which is today a very violent a dangerous place, and more importantly, reunifying him with his family and letting them stay together here in the U.S.
Great work by our attorneys and legal staff to help a man get Permanent Residency!
Cancellation is very tough to win, but it is a huge victory, and we couldn’t be more excited for this family.
Yesterday, we successfully rescued another client from a potential deportation due to the vigilance and hard work of the Peek & Toland team in making sure the jails observe Federal Law and the 48 hour rule.
Under Title 8 Section 287.7(d) it says that when ICE (Immigration) asks to issue a detainer for an Alien not otherwise detained by a criminal justice agency, such agency shall maintain custody of the alien for a period not to exceed 48 hours, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays in order to permit assumption of custody by the Department. After 48 hours, we can argue for the release of the client as the jails would be violating Federal law by detaining them further. If you have any questions about the 48 hour rule, contact our firm a target=”_blank” href=”http://peekandtoland.com/contact-us”>here for more information!
Having an excellent and 24-hour around-the-clock firm like Peek & Toland can be the difference between having your attorney on the phone with the Sherriff’s office at 10 p.m. demanding your freedom, and having you being picked up by Immigration Enforcement in the morning and deported. Tonight our client will be sleeping in his bed. Where will your loved one be sleeping?
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