Cancellation of Removal/Deportation Hardship to his U.S. Citizen Children
Our client “Ricardo” entered the U.S. from Colombia, as a teenager in 1985. In 2008, “Ricardo” began a cancellation of removal/deportation case with our office as he had been in the U.S. for over 10 years, demonstrated good moral character and had evidence of exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to US citizens if he were deported. His U.S. citizen daughter has, as a consequence of lead paint poisoning, a severe learning disability. During the entire process (2.5 years), our office collaborated closely with Ricardo to obtain supporting records and affidavits to demonstrate hardship to his U.S. citizen children if he were to be deported from the United States.
In preparation for the final court date, Massachusetts Immigration lawyer, Desmond P. FitzGerald met with Ricardo, who was unable to obtain all of the requested therapy records, which generally has a negative impact on a case for lack of evidence of hardship. However, through extensive preparation meetings, Attorney FitzGerald was able to elicit testimony from the client that focused on the hardship his U.S. citizen daughter would face if he was deported. At trial, our client was prepared, consistent and honest in his answers and the Judge granted him Cancellation of Removal. Finally, after years of hard work and perseverance, our client is now a permanent resident of the United States and will be eligible to apply for citizenship in a few years.