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Notable Immigration Cases
THE FOLLOWING ARE A SMALL SAMPLE OF RECENT CASES HANDLED BY MARC REITER
Today, April 12, 2013, Attorney Reiter had a H-1B petition approved by the California Service Center Premium Processing Unit. The California Service Center had issued a five page Request for Evidence questioning whether the position was a "specialty occupation" which Attorney Reiter successfully responded to. Attorney Reiter also had to prove the employer was cap-exempt so that the case was not subject to the H-1B numerical cap.
Attorney Reiter recently had a Cancellation of Removal Case ( a type of defense available in removal proceedings) approved for a Legal Permanent Resident in York County. Attorney Reiter's client had been charged as being removable based on several criminal convictions. The case was vigorously prosecuted by the government. Attorney Reiter is pleased that he was able to allow the client to remain with his family in the United States and happy that the client has reformed himself and is living a productive life free of contacts with the the criminal justice system.
Attorney Reiter is presently working on an asylum case for a young Honduran man whose claim is based on the fact that he has been persecuted on account the fact that he resisted gang recruitment. These types of claims are an evolving area of the law, and the Board of Immigration Appeals currently is deciding a case that will impact these types of claims.
Marc Reiter is currently working on a case that involves a German national who obtained approval of an I-360 abused spouse petition and filed for adjustment of status. The government alleges that the German national claimed to be a U.S. citizen on an I-9 form, and has alleged, therefore, that she is ineligible to adjust status (obtain her green card). Marc Reiter filing a Motion to Suppress the evidence concerning the I-9 so that she can proceed to adjust status. The case is before Judge Charles Honeyman of the Executive Office of Immigration Review Philadelphia.
Marc Reiter recently had a labor certification case filed on behalf of a family physician approved, and now is filing an I-140 and I-485 on behalf of the hospital and doctor. Marc previously obtained a waiver to the 212(e) two year home residency requirement and a H-1B visa on behalf of the doctor.
Marc J. Reiter obtained Cancellation of Removal on behalf of his Canadian Citizen and US Permanent Resident client who was convicted of an Aggravated Felony. An Aggravated Felony disqualifies one from obtaining Cancellation of Removal in general. The client demonstrated genuine rehabilitation. Marc J. Reiter was able to have the conviction vacated, and a have the client plea to a lesser crime that then made her eligible to apply for Cancellation of Removal. Judge Durling in York County found that the client deserved a grant of Cancellation of Removal.
Marc J. Reiter recently obtained approval of several L-1B specialized knowledge visas on behalf of several individuals working for a major German company that performs testing on steel tubes used by major oil companies world wide.
Marc J. Reiter obtained 212(c) Cancellation of Removal on behalf of his Ghanaian Citizen and US Permanent Resident Client who had plead guilty to the Aggravated Felony of Money Laundering in 1996. Initially, the client was also charged with Fraud which would have required him to apply for a 212(h) waiver, a waiver which is often very difficult to obtain. Marc J. Reiter was able to present legal argument which convinced Judge Mills of Philadelphia Immigration Court to dismiss the fraud charge, and then was able to obtain 212(c) relief on behalf of his client.
Marc J. Reiter obtained non-Permanent Resident Cancellation of Removal on behalf of his client who had entered without inspection from El Salvador. The client was married to a U.S. Citizen but ineligible to adjust status (gain permanent residence) because he had entered the country illegally. Marc J. Reiter was able to demonstrate that his client’s wife and child would suffer “extreme and unusual” hardship, a necessary element of proof in non-Permanent Resident Cancellation of Removal Cases, if the client was removed to El Salvador.
Marc J. Reiter successfully represented a client in removal proceedings who, while a Legal Permanent Resident, had a conviction for possession of a firearm. A possession of firearm conviction can make a person removable/deportable from the United States. We were able to have the client readjusted (essentially granted permanent residence) by the Immigration Judge, Judge Honeyman of the Philadelphia Court.
Marc J. Reiter obtained Withholding of Removal (similar to Asylum) in Removal Proceedings on behalf of a family from Venezuela who had suffered death threats and attacks from individuals associated with Hugo Chavez.