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Client Released from DHS Detention

Published: Dec 29, 2008 Source: My Source

Our client is a native and citizen of India.  He was ordered deported nine years ago by an Immigration Judge, but never left.  He is married to a Lawful Permanent Resident, and has two U.S. citizen children.  He has lived a law-abiding life since his order of deportation. 

 Ninety days ago he was arrested by DHS officers, and held in detention at a local county jail.  It was at that point that we were retained.  We advised the client to cooperate in all respects with DHS, and to provide them with a copy of his Indian passport to assist them in obtaining permission from the Indian government to accept him.  We did this so that we could obtain our client’s release from detention at the expiration of the initial ninety day detention period.  We prepared a voluminous and compelling package on his behalf, showing his community ties and support, and the need of his U.S. family for his physical presence, as well as showing that he was neither a flight risk nor a danger to the community.

The application was approved and our client was released from custody two days before Christmas.  He is now home with his family.  The next step is to request the attorneys for DHS to join in a Motion to Reopen his Immigration Court proceedings to vacate the removal order.

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