Our client is a native and citizen of Trinidad and Tobago. He is a lawful permanent resident for many years and was placed in removal proceedings based on an arrest and conviction for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He was arrested with marijuana, a scale and a handgun. He was initially charged with an immigration aggravated felony which resulted in him not being eligible for cancellation of removal. After the U.S. Supreme Court decided that cases like his were not categorically aggravated felonies, we filed a motion on his behalf and the Immigration Judge granted our motion. As a result, our client was able to apply for cancellation of removal and, after a full merits hearing, the Miami Immigration Judge granted his case.
Client retains Green Card.