How we got our client out of detention, into a hotel and ultimately saved him from deportation.
Federal Court application to reinstate a permanent residency visa
Our client’s circumstances (in brief):
- He was granted permanent residency in the 1970’s.
- He committed four (4) offences in 1992, and received an eighteen (18) month wholly suspended sentence.
- He has not reoffended since, and has in fact become a generous contributor to the community.
- He was “picked-up” by Immigration, who gave him notice that his permanent residency had been cancelled, and as a result he was to be deported – he was then thrown into detention and forced to await deportation.
- We were engaged by his concerned family.
What we did:
- We applied to allow him to be transferred from the detention facility to a hotel.
- We filed an application with the Federal Court to:
- have his permanent residency reinstated; and
- have him released back into Australian society.
- We had he matter listed for an urgent Hearing.
We were successful, and the Immigration Department agreed:
- To reinstate his permanent residency.
- To release him from detention so he could re-join his family.
- To pay our legal costs (fixed).
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