A few months ago, a client hired us to take over a case pending on appeal before the Board of Immigration Appeals (“Board”). Our client was asking for cancellation of removal because he had been physically present in the US for ten years or more, was a person of good moral character and claimed that his deportation would result in “exceptional and extremely unusual hardship” to his United States citizen child. His child had a number of medical conditions that were stable, but which needed constant monitoring.
The case had been denied by the Immigration Judge and the case was pending on appeal for quite some time before we got involved. Our staff recognized that evidence regarding the potential hardship to the child had not been fully presented before the Immigration Court and that the child could potentially suffer great harm if he did not continue to receive the continued care of the pediatric specialists that were addressing his medical concerns. We reached out to his physicians, obtained updated medical records and detailed letters explaining his ongoing medical issues and asked the Board to send the case back to the Immigration Judge for further consideration.
Although we were successful, the Board granted our client’s application without requiring additional evidence to be presented before the Court as we had requested. Our staff is fully available to provide an opinion to you regarding any case, even one that is currently pending. If we can do better, we will outline how we can improve the case we will explain how and why. Each person has a right to have his case fully presented before the immigration authorities and it is important that you see that your legal representative has done all that can possibly be done. If you are concerned that something was missed or that not enough was done in your case, call us and we will gladly review your case and provide our opinion.