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Sisters from Argentina Released From Custody

Published: Aug 14, 2007 By: Matthew L. Kolken Source: My Source

We were able to obtain our clients’ release from custody yesterday under the new electronic monitoring program. Our clients, sisters from Argentina, were being held in custody without bond because they entered the United States under the Visa Waiver Pilot Program (VWPP) and did not leave the  country when required.  

As VWPP overstays our clients waived their right to challenge their deportability before an Immigration Judge, but may be allowed to remain in the United States if they are able to establish that they fear persecution in Argentina.

Our clients articulated a fear of return to Argentina, and we immediately took action to prevent their deportation.  After stopping the deportation, we went to work on getting them out of custody. 

After a hard month of negotiations we were able to convince the Government that it was in the interests of justice to release our clients while they are fighting for asylum. We were advised that our clients are the first candidates for the new Electronic Monitoring Program at the Buffalo District Office.

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