Several months ago, I did a consultation with someone who had a removal order from an immigration judge in 2000 and wanted to get a green card. He had been through several immigration lawyers and paid thousands of dollars in legal fees without any success. Upon review of his file, I discovered that before he was in removal proceedings, he had traveled on advance parole. Due to an interesting technicality in the immigration laws, an alien who is paroled into the United States can seek adjustment of status before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, even if they have a final order of removal before an immigration judge. Today, he was granted a green card based upon the paperwork that I filed for him. After years of living in fear of being deported, he is now a lawful permanent resident.