Archive for September, 2009

Item two: Denial of a case for lack of prosecution right after the clients come to their interview

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

In the same mail delivery as the previous frustrating mail, comes this one. A client comes to me after is arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She applied for a student visa extension and heard nothing from USCIS. Then ICE arrested her. (Years later, the extension is still pending).  We went to court a few times. The ICE attorneys were supposed to find out what happened to her student visa application. The woman was married to a United States citizen. When…

A day’s mail: Item one

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

To illustrate the frustrations of immigration law, both for foreigners and their attorneys, allow me to describe what came in the mail one day last week. There were three items. Today I will describe the first one. Item 1 A client was deported in his absence. In the late 1990’s or early 2000’s he had applied for permanent residence based on his professional employment. He waited and waited for an interview and finally despaired and returned to his country. A…

Immigration Detention – Four Cases to Consider

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

I have been writing a whole lot about detention lately. Today I would like to discuss recent developments in four detention cases. I had bond hearings in two bond cases last week. It took about two weeks for each client to get a bond hearing because in San Diego only one judge per day conducts bond hearings and only in the morning. No bond hearings are held on Fridays or weekends (immigration is a strictly Monday – Friday affair, with…