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1983 Felony Vacated for Immigrant In Removal Proceedings

Client was a 56-year old man who came to the United States lawfully in the early 1980s, but his visa had since expired. In 1983, he made a mistake and was arrested for drug possession/attempted sale in Brooklyn, New York. He pleaded guilty, unaware that he was making himself permanently removable and ineligible to ever legalize or naturalize. In the years, since he built a career and a family with children born here as citizens. He was never in trouble again. Sadly, in the early 2000s, he found himself ordered removed because of the 1983 conviction. He was able to
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