Cases & Deals

Jones Day team successfully overcomes initial denial and obtains lawful permanent residence for client

Clients Client C.M.

For the two years they were dating, C.M., a young Jamaican woman, was treated kindly by her boyfriend who claimed that he wanted to settle down and start a family. However, two weeks after they were married, he left their home when he found out that she was pregnant and threatened to sabotage her immigration sponsorship process unless she had an abortion.

When C.M. chose to have her baby, her husband abandoned her. Later, when she served him with child support papers, he kicked the door off the hinges and threatened to kill her and her family.

This Jones Day team demonstrated exceptional dedication to C.M. After filing a petition under the Violence Against Women Act, they successfully challenged a denial of the petition and secured her the right to live and work in the United States. In addition, when C.M. and her children became homeless and she had significant medical issues, they helped her secure a place in a shelter and provided much-needed emotional support.