Brian Murray is the original founding attorney of Murray Osorio PLLC. Brian is a tireless advocate for individuals in immigration and criminal proceedings.
Brian has represented a range of individuals with various backgrounds, complications, and needs. He has represented former heads of state, prominent diplomats from a range of countries, multinational executives, and others with seemingly intractable immigration problems including denial of immigrant and non-immigrant visas, waivers, problems at the port of entry, customs issues including seizures, and removal defense.
Brian maintains a special personal focus on “crimmigration” – the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. He is looked to as an authority by criminal defense counsel and their clients in the DC area and across the country, to provide immigration counsel and immigration-safe dispositional options before criminal proceedings.
- Persuaded the Department of Homeland Security in Phoenix, Arizona to join Motion to Reopen Removal Proceedings in which an Immigration Judge had wrongly ordered a permanent resident from Portugal removed on two aggravated felony grounds.
- Won Protection under the Convention Against Torture in removal proceedings in York, Pennsylvania for a Honduran woman who had assisted a federal drug trafficking prosecution. Successfully defended the Immigration Judge’s grant of protection against DHS appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals.
- Won Withholding of Removal for Honduran man with prominent facial scars in Arlington Immigration Court.
- Assisted Ghanaian man obtain naturalization in Dallas, Texas USCIS Field Office despite having more than 50 international trips and multiple felony criminal charges.
- Obtained new grant of Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for Salvadoran client by Immigration Judge in El Paso, after TPS had been withdrawn by USCIS.
- Advised Criminal Defense Counsel on the crafting of a plea deal for man from Trinidad and Tobago for a criminal matter which involved multiple felony charges to ensure continued eligibility for relief in removal proceedings, despite original charges constituting bars to relief. Once removal proceedings were commenced- obtained Lawful Permanent Resident Cancellation of Removal in Arlington Immigration Court for that man, despite a criminal record that included four convictions for obtaining money by false pretenses, a conviction for marijuana possession, and a conviction for receiving stolen property.
- Convinced Immigration Judge to grant bond for Salvadoran client whose criminal convictions rendered him ineligible for TPS but had nonetheless not yet had his TPS withdrawn.
- Convinced ICE to grant bond and prosecutorial discretion for Honduran evangelical Christian man afraid of persecution by gangs. Removal proceedings were administratively closed.
- Obtained Non-Lawful Permanent Resident Cancellation of Removal (permanent residence) in Arlington Immigration Court for Salvadoran man with two U.S. Citizen children and criminal convictions for several misdemeanors including two DWI convictions and three convictions for driving without a license.
- Won an appeal and remand from the Board of Immigration Appeals after denial of Convention Against Torture claim of former MS-13 member who had renounced the gang and feared assassination by the gang.
- Negotiated approval of immigrant visa for Jordanian mother and wife of US citizen with outstanding felony warrant in the United Stated. Also defended client in criminal case in the United States, resulting in dismissal of the criminal charge.
- Convinced DHS to administratively close removal proceedings against a Salvadoran man with dozens of arrests but only a handful of convictions for minor traffic matters.
- Obtained adjustment of status with waiver of criminal grounds of inadmissibility in Arlington Immigration Court for Honduran man with numerous old convictions for theft and destruction of property who had shown rehabilitation and had a US Citizen wife and children who would suffer if waiver was not granted.
- Obtained Convention Against Torture deferral of removal for young Honduran man that feared his tattoos would wrongly associate him with gang membership. Client had marijuana possession, petit larceny, and DWI convictions.
- Obtained reversal on naturalization denial for Somali woman in USCIS Washington Field Office. Complex case involving multiple issues including mistaken criminal record and dispute about whether she had originally been “lawfully admitted for permanent residence.”
- Convinced DHS to join Motion to Reopen 20 year old removal order after re-entry so that he may seek provisional waiver process and avoid permanent bar.
- Won complex Motion to Reopen application for Adjustment of Status denied for Colombian man at USCIS Washington Field Office. Application had been filed by prior counsel and denied on fraud grounds.