Recent Success: Waiver of Inadmissibility after 6 Months of Immigration Detention

On April 22, 2012, one of our clients was finally granted permanent residence after spending six months in immigration detention.  In January 2012 the client was picked up by immigration officials after marijuana was discovered in a car in which he was a passenger.  His criminal attorney had the charges against him reduced to a paraphernalia charge, but unfortunately any criminal charge results in mandatory immigration detention.  He has a U.S. citizen spouse who suffers from multiple mental health disorders and two U.S. citizen daughters.  Based on his wife’s mental health issues, we prepared an I-601 waiver of inadmissibility for him.  On June 22, 2012 we attended his Individual Hearing and presented all of the evidence in favor of the waiver.  The judge found for our client, approving his waiver and his application for adjustment of status.  That same day he was released from immigration detention and returned home to his wife and daughters as a permanent resident.