Case Success: Cancellation of Removal

On December 4, 2012, attorney Tyson Oblad defended a family from Mexico in a Cancellation of Removal case. These cases, statistically a rare win, require extreme hardship on U.S. Citizen family members. While they are difficult to win, victory means a Greencard, and most importantly, freedom to remain here permanently with loved ones.

U.S. Immigration law grants immigration judges the authority to allow approximaately 4,000 immigrants the right to remain in the U.S. despite serious defects in their immigration history. Perhaps most importantly, it allows immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally to waive this illegal entry. 

From a practical standpoint, Cancellation of Removal is nearly impossible. Not only does immigration law permit so few to benefit, but it sets each immigrant against the other pool of applicants. Essentially, successful cases are those cases who can prove that their life is more difficult than anothers'. That means that one year a hardship like stomach cancer will be enough to win, while the next year it may not be the case.

On December 4, 2012, Tyson Oblad presented a case to the Immigration Court in Dallas, Texas. His client, a native of Mexico, carried an extreme burden relative to his child. Mr. Oblad was able to persuade the court to allow this immigrant husband and father the right to remain in the U.S.