I’m 28 years old and I am from Mexico, but I have lived in the United States since I was 11. I’ve had four misdemeanor cases over the years, the last two of which Ted defended me. We didn’t go to trial on either of those cases, but he got a dismissal for me in one of the cases and a successful conclusion to the other case.
Then I applied for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) for protection against being deported. Because of my past misdemeanors, my DACA application was referred to the Immigration Court, where I did in fact face deportation. Ted went to bat for me. He was able to convince the Department of Homeland Security that there were extenuating circumstances in each of my four cases. The Department of Homeland Security withdrew its request that I be deported and the Immigration Judge granted my application for DACA status. Couldn’t have done it without Ted.
Jose L., West Hollywood