Success Stories



December 3, 2014 : 

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recently erased our client's removal order based on our motion to reopen his case. In court, our client applied for Cancellation of Removal based on his time in the United States and the serious medical condition of his U.S. citizen son. The immigration judge denied his case because our client had violated a domestic violence restraining order. But we argued that the judge made a mistake and that our client deserved to remain with his family and the BIA agreed. This means our client can now finish his case in immigration court, get his green card and stay with his family in the United States.

November 6, 2014 : 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approved our client's unlawful presence waiver (I-601A) despite his significant arrest history in the United States. Although our client had been arrested for vehicle theft, robbery, trespass and disorderly conduct, we argued that these arrests did not make our client inadmissible and that based on his relationship with his wife and kids, he deserved to be forgiven for having entered the country illegally. USCIS agreed and granted the waiver. Now, our client is free to complete his application and obtain his green card all without spending months or even years outside of the country away from his family.

July 11, 2014 : 

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) removed an order of deportation against a former legal permanent resident who was unfairly ordered removed from the United States without the opportunity to file an application. We successfully argued that our client's removal hearing was unfair because the judge misapplied the law and found him to be an aggravated felon in error. We also argued that his case should be reopened for humanitarian reasons based on his mother's diagnosis of cancer. The BIA agreed, even though our client has a criminal history. The case is a significant victory and means our client will return to immigration court and ask for reinstatement of his residency after having lost his status 14 years ago.

July 1, 2014 : 

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) removed a deportation order against our client (former lawful permanent resident) after losing his case in immigration court in 2002. After his deportation, our client hired various attorneys who filed multiple appeals that all failed. We successfully argued that the immigration judge made a critical mistake in his deportation hearing and then failed to allow him to file an application for relief. Combined with his three decades of living in the United States, we urged the BIA to reopen his proceedings based on exceptional circumstances and the BIA agreed. The decision is significant and means our client will return to court to get back his lawful residency which he lost over 12 years ago.








Conveniently located with offices in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, the Law Offices of Carlos A. Cruz & Associates assists individuals and companies with immigration and criminal.

Our immigration practice is highly regarded and we counsel individuals and companies with the latest and most appropriate strategies.

Some of the immigration matters which we are experienced
in handling include:

  Immigration Appeals / Petitions for Review / Removal Defense /
Custody Hearings / Consular Processing / Adjustment of Status /
Waivers of Inadmissibility / Citizenship / Employment Visas /
Business Immigration / VAWA Petitions / Other Non-Immigrant Visas

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Law Offices of Carlos A. Cruz & Associates
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Alhambra, CA 91801
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Brea, CA 92821
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