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Citizenship – Hialeah Immigration Office

Our client was convicted for Drug Trafficking in Federal Court in October 1990 and sentenced in January 1991. Our firm represented him in the Miami Immigration Court on a waiver which was granted. He filed for citizenship and was denied because USCIS claimed that he was convicted in January 1991 and that federal law precluded him from qualifying for citizenship. We appealed the denial. At the re-hearing, we were able to prove that his conviction was not on the same day as his sentencing and that Federal law did NOT preclude him from attaining U.S. citizenship because his actual conviction date was before November 29, 1990, the cut-off date.