In Re: Alton, (Board of Immigration Appeals, October 19, 2010).

2010-10-19 in Cases Won

Legal challenge:

Our client was previously ordered removed by the Immigration Court and retinalized to another attorney to reopen his case. The Immigration Court denied the motion because the attorney did not obtain a signature on the client’s affidavit, and this resulted in the immediate execution of the deportation order. Action Taken: Upon being hired, we appealed the decision of the Immigration Court based on a judicial error in denying the motion to reopen and we also filed a new motion to reopen the case on the basis of the ineffectiveness of the attorney that our client had. previously. Outcome: The Board of Immigration Appeals agreed with Chicago Immigration Advocates and reopened our client’s Immigration case. Our client is currently in the process of adjusting his status to lawful permanent resident.

In Re: Saliou, (Chicago Immigration Court, February 26, 2010)

2010-02-26 in Cases Won

Legal challenge:

Our client was charged with deportation for a crime related to possession of a controlled substance. He was a citizen and national of Senegal, who entered the United States as a lawful permanent resident. Action Taken: Chicago Immigration Advocates first filed a motion to close, in order to challenge the sufficiency of the evidence presented by the government. I also file an application for asylum and withholding of deportation on behalf of our client based on his fear of returning to his home country on the basis of his homosexuality. Result: The Immigration Court found that our client had established that he was a member of the homosexual community and would likely face persecution because of his homosexuality if he were returned to Senegal.