Our client, a Jamaican National, was ordered removed by an Immigration Judge in Miami, Florida for not appearing at his hearing. The Immigration Judge ordered him removed to Haiti, although he is Jamaican. While in immigration custody, we notified the detention and removal department that our client could not be deported to Haiti. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement trial attorney filed a motion to the Immigration Judge to amend the Order and change the country to Jamaica. We opposed this and argued that the case should be re-opened. The Immigration Judge agreed with our argument and re-opened our client’s case. As a result, he was released from custody on immigration bond and will be able to obtain his green card based on his marriage to a United States citizen.
Motion to Reopen granted. Released from custody.