VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE GRANTED DESPITE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONPublished: May 15, 2007 By: Robert D. Kolken Source: My Source
An Immigration Judge granted
voluntary departure for our client, a citizen of the People’s Republic of
The client was arrested by local police when she was a passenger in an automobile. Traffic charges were lodged against the driver. Because there was no probable cause for her arrest, we moved to suppress all evidence including proof of alienage. The Department of Homeland Security was concerned that they would be unable to deport our client. The client elected voluntary departure rather than remain in custody during lengthy court proceedings.