Recent Successes

Here are some of our many recent victories. However, since each and every case is unique, call us at (877) 811-9210 to schedule your free initial consultation so that we can learn more about your specific case and give you the individual attention that you deserve.
Removal (Deportation) Proceedings, Motion to Terminate with Prejudice
Following a brief international business trip, the client a long time Permanent Resident was placed in removal proceedings due to an old controlled substances conviction. The client retained the Law Firm of Leon Hazany to work with his criminal attorney in challenging his criminal conviction. After successfully vacating the conviction Leon Hazany prepared and filed a motion to terminate the removal proceedings with prejudice. ICE did not oppose the motion and the court granted the Client’s motion to terminate.
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Date Filed: 02/03/2011
Date Approved: 03/22/2011 (Approved in 1 month)

Approved by: Los Angeles Immigration Court
Motion to Reopen and Remand, Removal (Deportation)
Prior to retaining the Law Firm of Leon Hazany and Associates the Client was placed in removal proceedings for a controlled substances conviction. He lost his case and was ordered removed from the United States. He appealed his case to the Board of Immigration Appeals, but lost. At that point he retained the Law Firm of Leon Hazany and Associates to assist him. Leon Hazany worked with his criminal attorney in New York to provide guidance and advice on seeking post conviction relief to vacate the client’s controlled substances conviction. After the conviction was successfully vacated, Leon Hazany approached the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) Attorney in New York assigned to the Client case. Mr. Hazany obtained the consent of the I.C.E. attorney to file a joint motion to reopen the case with the BIA. On March 17, 2011 the BIA reopened the case (setting aside the removal order against the client) and remanded the matter back to the Immigration Court.
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Date Filed: 01/12/2011
Date Approved: 03/17/2011 (Approved in 2 months)

Approved by: Board of Immigration Appeals
I-765 Work Permit
Work Permit approved in 2 months
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Date Filed: 01/12/2011
Date Approved: 03/11/2011 (Approved in 2 months)

Approved by: USCIS
Removal (Deportation), I-589 Application for Withholding of Removal and Relief Pursuant to the Convention Against Torture
Client was a lawful permanent resident but she lost her Green Card because she was convicted for violating California Penal Code Section 211 (armed robbery) and sentenced to one year in jail. As a result of the conviction she was found to have an aggravated felony conviction and placed in deportation proceedings and deported to El Salvador. She tried to illegally reenter the United States, but was caught by Border Patrol. She pled guilty to illegal reentry after removal (her second aggravated felony conviction) and was sentenced to 2 years in federal prison. Just prior to her release from federal prison she retained the services of the Law Firm of Leon Hazany and Associates. Leon Hazany represented her in a credible fear interview before USCIS in San Francisco. After the interview USCIS determined that she had a credible fear of returning to El Salvador and referred the matter to the San Francisco Immigration Court for Withholding Only proceedings. Because of her prior deportation and because of her two aggravated felony convictions the client was only eligible to apply for Withholding of Removal and Relief Pursuant to the Convention Against Torture. Leon Hazany represented the client before the San Francisco immigration court and following the hearing on her applications for relief the Court granted the Client’s application for Withholding of Removal. As a result the Client was released from Immigration Detention and Permitted to remain in the United States.
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Date Filed: 10/05/2010
Date Approved: 01/27/2011 (Approved in 3 months)

Approved by: San Francisco Immigration Court
Motion to Terminate Removal Proceedings
The Client is a national of India who was placed in removal proceedings before the Los Angeles Immigration Court on May 28, 2009 following the denial of his marriage-based Green Card application. The Client retained our law firm in August 2010 to represent him in his immigration matter. After discovering that the Client was a victim of a violent crime in 2007, our office worked quickly in obtaining a certification from the law-enforcement agency to which he reported that crime. After obtaining the certification, our office then petitioned for the Client to receive legal status in the United States as a victim of crime. With the Client's next hearing date approaching, our office was also successful in having adjudication of his petition expedited and in having the petition approved, thereby leading to termination of his removal proceedings.
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Date Filed: 01/20/2011
Date Approved: 01/24/2011 (Approved in 4 days)

Approved by: Los Angeles Immigration Court
N-400 Naturalization to become US Citizen
Lawful Permanent Resident is scheduled to take the oath of United States citizenship after his N-400 is granted
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Date Filed: 08/30/2010
Date Approved: 12/20/2010 (Approved in 4 months)

Approved by: USCIS
Appeal of Grant of Cancellation of Removal Pursuant to the Violence Against Women Act section 240A(b)(2)
The Client retained our office in September 2009 after he had spent almost five years in removal proceedings without any progress. After we assisted the Client in having his September 14, 2009 application for Cancellation of Removal approved before the Las Vegas Immigration Court on December 28, 2009 (see decision below), ICE appealed that decision. Our office represented the Client in Opposing the appeal. The main issues on appeal were whether the Immigration Court ruled correctly in finding that the Client did not commit marriage fraud, whether the Client had shown the required hardship, and whether the Client's remarriage invalidated his eligibility for Cancellation of Removal pursuant to the Violence Against Women Act. The Board of Immigration Appeals found that the Immigration Court acted correctly and dismissed ICE's appeal, thereby bringing a positive end to the Client's more than six years of removal proceedings.
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Date Filed: 01/15/2010
Date Approved: 12/17/2010 (Approved in 11 months)

Approved by: Board of Immigration Appeals