The Ninth Circuit court denied the immigrant of Mexican origin Mario Ernesto Jaimes-Cardenas the suspension of his deportation, despite the fact that his defense alleged that he was a victim of family violence by his wife, which would qualify him for a pardon and a visa.
However, the panel of judges considered that the drug offenses committed by the immigrant disqualified him for the benefit, reported Law360.
The court documents narrate that the Mexican entered the United States as undocumented in 2008, but soon after he met the American citizen Flora Rico whom he married and they had four children.
Flora, however, was addicted to methamphetamines, and although her husband struggled to stop her from using them, she refused, in addition to reacting with violence and abuse.
The woman even threatened her spouse with reporting him to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office (ICE) about him.
During the first pregnancy, Jaimes-Cárdenas returned to Mexico, after an incident with ICE, but returned to the United States with the help of his wife.
“After the child was born, Flora became increasingly abusive and controlling about Jaimes-Cárdenas’s life. He she suffered physical, emotional and verbal abuse from her, but she stayed in the relationship for her children and the love for her “, states the demand.
Due to lack of money and vice, Flora began to sell drugs, so she had quantities greater than personal consumption in the department that they both shared.
One day, The Police received information about the drug in the couple’s apartment and arrested Jaimes Cárdenas, despite the fact that his wife confessed that the drug was hers.
That led them to lose custody of the six children they had, four of them biological of the Mexican.
Faced with his immigration offenses and the accusations of drug possession, the immigration authorities put Jaime Cárdenas in the deportation process, whose lawyers fought in the Ninth Circuit to avoid expulsion, which was denied due to a history of narcotics.