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VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE GRANTED DESPITE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

Published: 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 China, who was charged with being present without inspection since 2002.  Bond had been redetermined by the Immigration Judge at $50,000, although the Government initially held our client without bond because of an ongoing investigation concerning criminal activities. 

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.

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