Green Card Granted to Cohen Forman Barone Client Despite Foreign Drug Trafficking Arrest
- Posted on: Feb 10 2017
Cohen Forman Barone recently obtained lawful permanent residence for a client through the adjustment of status process at USCIS’s Newark, NJ office. The client, a Jamaican national, had a marijuana trafficking arrest in the Caribbean and faced the possibility of being found inadmissible to the United States. Attorneys at Cohen Forman Barone obtained the necessary evidence and submitted arguments demonstrating that the client should not be classified as an individual the United States government has “reason to believe” was trafficker in controlled substances. This would have resulted in both the denial of her green card application and the very strong possibility of being detained by ICE. After months of negotiation with USCIS and significant correspondence with Caribbean law enforcement authorities, the U.S. government finally agreed with Cohen Forman Barone’s assessment and granted the individual her green card.