U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:
- Prepared and filed successful Applications for Asylum both before the Arlington Asylum Office and the Immigration Courts in Baltimore and Virginia for individuals from El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Pakistan, Iraq, Venezuela, and Iran, among other nationalities. For more information on asylum, click here.
- Obtained an H-1B1 Visa for a Citizen of Singapore who works as a Marketing Manager for a global software company.
- Petitioned under the Violence Against Women Act ("VAWA") and successfully obtained Special Immigrant Visas and Lawful Permanent Residency for citizens of Nicaragua and Rwanda who were battered and subjected to extreme mental cruelty by their U.S. citizen spouses.
- Obtained an O Visa for an artist of extraordinary ability.
- Successfully obtained Marriage-Based Immigrant Visas for spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. Assisted immigrants present in the United States in Adjustment of Status Applications and helped immigrants abroad obtain their visas through Consular Processing.
- Obtained a U Visa for dozens of clients, including: a Brazilian client who was the victim of a violent assault in Virginia; three Honduran siblings whose youngest brother was brutally murdered in suburban Maryland. For more information on U-Visas, click here.
- Sucessfully obtained Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") for dozens of clients in the DC/MD/VA area. DACA provides protection from deportation and work authorization for individuals who came to the United States as minors and graduated high school or obtained their GEDs. For more information on DACA, click here. For a testimonial from one of our DACA clients, click here.
- Obtained predicate orders in Maryland and D.C. state courts, and successfully obtained lawful permanent resident status through the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) process for dozens of abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children.
Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals (Executive Office of Immigration Review):
- Prepared and filed successful Applications for Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Relief under the Convention Against Torture for individuals from El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Pakistan, Iraq, Venezuela, and Iran, among other nationalities. For more information on asylum, click here. Representative clients include: a citizen of El Salvador who survived years of brutal domestic violence at the hands of her former partner; a Venezuelan political activist who was imprisoned and tortured for his political beliefs; a father whose life would be at risk in his native Honduras due to his son's international acclaim as a successful athlete and olympian; a Salvadoran woman who fled to the United States after surviving kidnapping and rape by gang members; a political activist from Cote D'Ivoire who was previously denied asylum due to his attorney's ineffective assistance.
- Won Cancellation of Removal for a citizen of Mexico who was placed in removal proceedings after residing in the United States without lawful status for more than 15 years. Client's son suffered from a developmental disorder and could not receive adequate treatment in Mexico. Grossman Law attorneys proved to the court that the Client's family would suffer exceptional and extremely unusual hardship if the Client were removed from the United States. Grossman Law, LLC attorneys also won Cancellation of Removal for a Brazilian couple who had resided in the United States for over ten years, and raised three U.S. citizen children here. Grossman Law, LLC successfully established that the couple had not made any false claim to U.S. citizenship which would bar them from eligibility. Grossman Law, LLC won Cancellation for both parents by further proving that the couple's removal would cause devestating and irreversible emotional anguish for their three minor children. For more information on Cancellation of Removal, click here.
- Obtained a Waiver of Deportability under INA section 237(a)(1)(H) for a citizen of Ethiopia whose Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status was revoked when he inadvertently violated the terms of his immigrant visa prior to entering the United States. Client's LPR status was reinstated.
- Obtained an In-Court Adjustment of Status (also known as a green card in removal proceedings) for a client from Guatemala.
- Successfully Reopened Removal Proceedings and Rescinded In Abstentia Removal Orders for clients ordered deported from the Immigration Courts in Maryland, Virginia, Texas, and Massachusetts.
- Successfully filed a Motion to Reopen Removal Proceedings based on ineffective assistance of counsel before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Client, a citizen of Ivory Coast, lost a meritorious asylum case due to his former attorney's inadequate representation. After the Board's decision in favor of the Client, the case was remanded back to the immigration court for further proceedings and the Client was granted asylum.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement:
- Obtained Stays of Removal and Deferred Action for clients from El Salvador, Honduras, India, Mexico, Nigeria, among others. Our clients include: a 13-year-old boy from El Salvador who had witnessed and was traumatized by two gang murders in his home-town; a Mexican mother of two U.S. citizen children who suffer from learning disabilities; a Nigerian husband and father whose U.S. citizen family members (his wife and 3-year-old son) suffer from physical and mental health conditions; an Indian housing and tenants' rights activist who has positively impacted his local DC community; a Salvadoran mother to a U.S. citizen minor child with severe hemophilia; and a Honduran mother undergoing medical treatment for ovarian cysts and carefully attending to a high-risk pregnancy.
- Successfully petitioned ICE to agree to Administrative Closure for clients in removal proceedings who are not removal priorities, including: a Mexican man who volunteers in his local community as a fireman and EMT, owns his own small business, and is studying to be a nuclear engineer; a Guatemalan father, who was assaulted and extorted in his home country, and whose 6-year-old U.S. citizen son suffered from painful and recurring gastrointestinal issues; a young man from Mexico who applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA");
U.S. Federal District Courts:
- Filed a Writ of Mandamus in Federal District Court for the District of Maryland on behalf of a Nigerian Client. Prior to filing for mandamus, Client waited for adjudication of his green card application for more than five years. Grossman Law, LLC was able to obtain client's green card less than 6 months after filing for mandamus. After filing Mandamus/Administrative Procedures Act ("APA") claims in Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, five Grossman Law, LLC Clients from Venezuela (and ten of their derivative family members) were granted asylum by the Miami Asylum Office, after having waited for over three years for a decision on their asylum applications.
- Litigated in Federal District Court challenges to USCIS's withholding of Clients' immigration-related records under the Freedom of Immigration Act (FOIA).