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UH Law Center alumnus Jacob Monty ’93 commended by national publication for winning immigration case

Jacob Monty, a member of the University of Houston Law Center Class of 1993.

Jacob Monty, a member of the University of Houston Law Center Class of 1993.


July 13, 2021 – Nationally recognized on issues regarding employers with large Hispanic workforces, Jacob Monty, a 1993 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, has been cited by Trade Press, Inc. for his recent success in a paramount immigration case.

Monty defended a native of an African country who is the husband and father of U.S. citizens that was issued an in absentia removal order by the Immigration Judge for missing his day in court due to an incorrect hearing date provided by former counsel. The client’s petition for review was recently granted in part, awarding an eligibility for cancellation of removal on June 24, which had previously been unavailable.

“Because he received two documents — the notice of hearing containing the information missing from the notice to appear — and neither document was independently sufficient to trigger the ‘stop time rule,’ my client may be eligible for cancellation of removal,” the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit stated. “Thus, we remand to the BIA to determine whether my client is eligible for cancellation.”
Board-certified in Labor and Employment Law, Monty has practiced immigration, labor and employment laws for over 20 years, founding Monty & Ramirez LLP and collaborating with bilingual partners in employer advocacy, ranging from business and family immigration to union matters, workplace safety and employment disputes.

“After fighting this case in court for many years, it is extremely rewarding to give our client and his family good news,” Monty said. “They placed their faith and trust in us, and I am proud that our firm was able to keep their family together.”

Monty has held presidential and gubernatorial appointments to the University of Houston Board of Regents, the Texas Private Security Board and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as well as served as Outside Counsel for the Mexican Consulate in Houston and chairing the Center for Latino Jewish Relations.

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