Cases in which clients must defend against aggravated felony charges that have been flied against them are among the most difficult immigration cases to litigate. We have had a certain degree of success in challenging aggravated felony determinations, specifically drug trafficking aggravated felony determinations: Steele v. Blackman, 236 F.3d 130 (3d Cir. 2001)
Gerbier v. Holmes, 280 F.3d 297 (3d Cir. 2002); and
Thomas v. Attorney General, 625 F.3d 134 (3d Cir. 2010),
Dulal-Whiteway v. DHS, 501 F.3d 116 (2nd Cir. 2007)
Vakker v. Attorney General, 519 F.3d 143 (3d Cir. 2008)
We have also had success in challenging adverse bond determinations
Matter of Joseph, 22 I&N Dec. 799 (BIA 1999)
Thomas v. Hogan (Middle District of Pa 2008), and
Human Rights/Asylum Claims litigated by our office include:
Sackie v. Ashcroft, 270 F.Supp. 2d 596 (ED Pa 2003)
Amanfi v. Ashcroft, 328 F.3d 719 (3d Cir. 2003)
In addition, we have represented non-citizens who faced persecution/torture in their home countries in other significant matters, including: Haitian natives suffering from mental health disorders; homosexual males from Jamaica and Iran; transgendered and lesbian individuals from Mexico and Honduras; European Roma; women subjected to gender violence; as well as Coptic Christians from Egypt and Iraq.
(*All cases are unique and past success does not guarantee similar future outcomes. Nothing written on these pages constitutes a legal advice or a contract for legal representation. We engage no representation without an initial personal consultation and document review.)
Estabished in 1994, GreeneFitzgerald
Advocates & Consultants continues to provide empathetic, yet aggressive
representation to our clients.
Our practice began due to an interest in human rights advocacy, initially through the representation of Haitan nationals in the 1990s in their proceedings before the Asylum Office and subsequently, the immigration court and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Since that time, our practice areas have expanded to include all areas of immigration litigation as well as Federal Court appellate litigation.
Though our office is located in Pennsylvania, we have represented non-citizens in immigration matters throughout the United States.