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Victory for Families: How We Halted Deportation with a Stay of Removal

A Victory Against Deportation: Successful Stay of Removal for Mr. L

As advocates for justice within the complex landscape of immigration law, DeMine Immigration Law Firm is proud to share a recent success story that highlights the power of strategic legal intervention. In the case of Mr. L, a native and citizen of Nicaragua facing imminent deportation after incorrect legal advice, our firm swiftly mobilized to file a Stay of Removal with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This blog post narrates the crucial moments of this case, showcasing the dedication and expertise that define our commitment to protecting the rights of immigrants.


Mr. L's situation was particularly challenging. Having lived in the United States for 19 years, he found himself under an order of deportation due to misguided legal guidance. Complicating matters, his entire family, including parents, siblings, and spouse, resided in the U.S. under lawful status. The urgency arose when Mr. L, actively working on legalizing his status and married to a U.S. citizen, was apprehended by ICE.

Taking Charge:

Upon Mr. L's family seeking our assistance while he was in custody at the Broward Transitional Center, our law firm took prompt action. Recognizing the prolonged timelines within the immigration court system, we initiated the process by filing a motion to reopen Mr. L's deportation case in Miami, FL. However, understanding the imminent threat of deportation, we didn't stop there.

The Role of Stay of Removal:

Aware that the motion to reopen would take considerable time, our firm strategically approached ICE. We filed a Stay of Removal (Form I-246), a crucial tool that temporarily postpones the execution of a removal order. In Mr. L's case, we argued compelling humanitarian reasons, emphasizing his U.S. citizen spouse's grave medical needs, and highlighted Mr. L's established good moral character.

Swift Resolution:

Our dedication to Mr. L's case was evident in the rapidity with which we acted. Within a week of Mr. L being transferred to the Broward Transitional Center, our office met with him in custody, discussing the intricacies of his situation. We hand-delivered his Stay of Removal to the ICE office in Miami, ensuring that every avenue was explored for a swift resolution. Miraculously, within another week, Mr. L received approval for his stay, and he was released from custody. The emotional reunion with his wife at our office underscored the profound impact of our intervention.

Understanding Stay of Removal:

For those unfamiliar, a Stay of Removal is a temporary postponement preventing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from executing a removal order. This allows the affected individual to stay in the U.S. for up to one year, with the provision of annual renewals through the filing of a new I-246 application.

Closing Thoughts: Our Ongoing Commitment

Mr. L's case is not just a legal success but a testament to our firm's unwavering commitment to protecting the rights and well-being of immigrants facing the threat of deportation. DeMine Immigration Law Firm remains dedicated to providing timely and effective legal solutions, ensuring that families stay united and individuals receive the fair treatment they deserve within the U.S. immigration system. This triumph reinforces our commitment to advocating for justice and fairness in immigration law.

Closing Thoughts: Our Ongoing Commitment

As we celebrate this victory, it reinforces our commitment to providing unwavering support to those navigating the complex landscape of immigration challenges. Each success story propels us forward, reminding us of the profound impact our work can have on the lives of individuals and families.

If you or someone you know is facing immigration challenges, reach out to us. Together, let's build a future without borders.