Seemingly Hopeless Removal Case Ends with Client at Home with Family

Brief Facts: The client, a young man with a troubled background was put into removal proceedings after his second criminal conviction. Though at first it seemed as though the case could easily be resolved through a U visa, an extraordinarily generous visa in terms of its benefits and waivers, at the initial bond hearing it soon became clear that the case would be very difficult, as the Government counsel pushed strongly for his detention and removal and the judge quickly denied any bond on public danger grounds. Knowing the potentially grave consequences of the client being removed to the most dangerous country in the world, Honduras, we approached the case from every conceivable angle. Given the seriousness of the criminal convictions, including felony assault and destruction of evidence, we knew that getting the client released from custody would be very difficult.
Our Approach: We considered every possibility and pursued every option. We started a U visa with the client as a derivative beneficiary. We also prepared a defense though asylum, withholding of removal, and under the Convention Against Torture, all the while trying to get the client bonded out of jail at every turn. This entailed advocating for the client in court on several occasions.
Results: Eventually, through persistence and dedication, and after several court appearances, we were able to get the client released from detention after six months of incarceration and he is now home with his family.

Case handled by

Oliver Foland

Associate Attorney

Shah Peerally Law Group PC