Attorney Silvia Manzanero's Continuing Success Representing Asylum Seekers
David F. Vedder P.A.’s commitment to representing asylum seekers
continues to produce outstanding outcomes for individuals fleeing persecution.
On July 26, 2017, Attorney Silvia Manzanero, collaborating with David F.
Vedder and assisted by our highly trained Legal Assistants, obtained asylum
relief for a Syrian national and member of the persecuted Christian religious
minority at the Pearsall Immigration Court, in Pearsall, Texas. Prior
to being released, this asylum seeker was unjustifiably detained for months
at the South Texas Detention Facility, a privately-operated prison by
the GEO Group. The client is now living in safety with family members.
Attorney Manzanero’s zealous representation also made it possible
for a Syrian graduate university student to obtain an asylum grant by
the Orlando Immigration Court on January 20, 2017. The client continues
to pursue an advanced degree in Pharmacy Studies, an industry in which
the client hopes to work upon graduation.
David F. Vedder P.A. is immensely proud of the consistently exceptional
representation provided by Attorney Silvia Manzanero on behalf of asylum
seekers. Mr. Vedder added, “Silvia continues to demonstrate her
incredible ability to deliver on behalf of our clients and is an integral
part of our firm’s reputation for success.
Success in the Gjovalin Gjergji Appeals Case
The Board of Immigration Appeals recently issued a decision in
Matter Gjovalin Gjergji
holding that a conviction for sale or disposal of a firearm to a convicted
felon under 18 U.S.C. section 922(d) (1) is not an aggravated felony.
Mr. Vedder handled the case, which was appealed to The Board of Immigration
Appeals twice. Mr. Vedder and our professionals who were involved in the
case congratulate the Gjergji family for this hard fought and well deserved win.
Attorney Silvia Manzanero Obtains Asylum Relief for Christian Syrian in Removal Proceedings in San Diego, California.
On September 27, 2016, Attorney Silvia Manzanero, Of Counsel at David F.
Vedder, P.A., obtained asylum relief for a Syrian national and member
of the persecuted Christian religious minority.
After more than five months being unjustifiably held at a privately-run
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility, Attorney
Manzanero’s client was granted asylum by the San Diego Immigration
Court, in California.
Attorney Manzanero has assisted asylum seekers and withholding of removal
applicants from countries as diverse as Syria, Iraq, Bangladesh, Guatemala,
Mexico and Albania, who feared being returned to their home countries
because of persecution on account of their political, religious, ethnic
or national identities or because they were members of a recognized particular
As the world phases the worse refugee crisis since World War II, Attorney
Manzanero remains committed to zealously representing asylum seekers present
in the United States of America, assisting any eligible applicant with
a meritorious claim obtain a benefit recognized both under international
law and U.S. immigration law.
Attorneys Vedder and Ross Obtain I-526 an Approval for Russian Entrepreneur
Our attorneys represented a Russian entrepreneur investing in a much needed
parking garage in the beachside area of Daytona Beach, Florida. The case
centered on our client’s investment of over $1,000,000 in a project
that is projected to create over 10 full-time, permanent jobs for U.S. workers.
Under the EB-5 program, certain investors qualify for a green card based
on their investments in the United States. Our client met all of the requirements,
and we originally filed the case in 2013. USCIS then questioned whether
the investment met all of the requirements for a green card under the
We successfully defended our client before USCIS and ultimately succeeded
by utilizing expert economists to prove that the requisite number of jobs
would be created, and the investment satisfied all other conditions of
the EB-5 program. Our client will be immigrating to the United States
as a conditional resident in the near term.
Attorney Silvia Manzanero Assists Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Grantees Return Home as Permanent Residents
Victor, Juan, and Bernardo are not related and may not know each other.
But they have a common link. They are part of the latest group of immigrants
represented by Attorney Silvia Manzanero, who have been able to acquire
permanent resident status after obtaining a provisional unlawful presence
waiver of inadmissibility.
Victor, Juan and Bernardo are Mexican nationals who, like thousands of
immigrants coming to the United States every year, entered this country
over a decade ago without proper immigration documents, fleeing an almost
certain grim and dangerous future in their country of birth. In the United
States, Victor, Juan and Bernardo have found the opportunity to become
productive members of society, working, paying income taxes, and maintaining
their parents and younger siblings abroad. In time, Victor, Juan and Bernardo
each got married and started their own families with their respective
U.S. citizen spouses.
Developing a convincing “extreme hardship” waiver most often
requires the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney, often
collaborating with other professionals. To date, Attorney Manzanero has
an outstanding 100% approval record.
Manzanero prepared Victor, Juan and Bernardo’s waiver applications,
identifying and clearly demonstrating the distinct extreme economic, emotional,
personal, professional, or health hardships that each of the cases exhibited.
Upon approval of their inadmissibility waiver, Victor, Juan and Bernardo
attended their respective immigrant visa interviews at the U.S. Consulate
in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, finally returning to their respective spouses
and children in the United States as documented permanent residents.
Attorney Silvia Manzanero Assists Survivor of Domestic Violence Terminate Removal Proceedings
In November, 2015, the Immigration Court in Orlando, Florida, terminated
removal proceedings in the case of a Jamaican national immigrant woman,
clearing the path for her adjustment of status to permanent residence.
Attorney Silvia Manzanero is the Attorney of Record in the case.
Manzanero’s client found herself in removal proceedings when her
U.S. citizen husband withdrew the I-130 Petition for Alien Relative that
he had filed on his wife’s behalf. The Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) placed Manzanero’s client in removal proceedings, alleging,
inter alia, that she had attempted to enter into a fraudulent marriage.
Unbeknown to DHS, Manzanero’s client had married in good faith, but
had become the victim of battery and severe emotional cruelty perpetrated
by her U.S. citizen husband, who used her wife’s immigration status
as an overstay visitor to control her. This is a widely recognized behavioral
pattern recurrent in cases of domestic violence and spousal abuse.
Attorney Manzanero prepared a compelling I-360 self-petition pursuant to
provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which the U.S. Citizenship
and Immigration Services, Vermont Service Center, promptly approved. As
a self-petitioning abused spouse of a United States citizen, Manzanero’s
client is eligible to apply for adjustment to permanent resident status.
Attorney Manzanero requested the Immigration Court to terminate proceedings,
allowing her client to pursue her adjustment of status application in
a non-adversarial process before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services. The Immigration Court recognized the merits of the case, and
granted Attorney Manzanero’s Motion to Terminate Proceedings, unopposed
by the U.S. Office of the Chief Counsel.
Attorney Silvia Manzanero has successfully represented numerous survivors
of domestic violence through meticulously prepared VAWA petitions, U Nonimmigrant
Status applications, and I-751 waivers to joint filing.
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