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  • March 10, 2005
    The National Immigrant Justice Center successfully argued in Szucz-Toldy v. Gonzales that the agency erred in treating alleged (not proven) facts as elements of a crime, and relying upon those alleged facts to determine whether a crime is an aggravated felony. Read the Seventh Circuit Court of…
  • March 15, 2005
    In Grupee v. Gonzales, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that the immigration judge's reasoning was speculative and unfair, 400 F.3d 1026 (7th Cir. 2005). Read the Seventh Circuit opinion.
  • July 20, 2005
    The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the immigration court's decision in Mohideen v. Gonzales, citing the immigration judge's lack of a reasoned analysis, 416 F.3d 567 (7th Cir. 2005). Read the Seventh Circuit opinion.
  • August 28, 2005
    Circuit court judges throughout the nation have sharply criticized the immigration courts' failure to protect due process and uphold fundamental rights.  These decisions have played a significant role in the immigration debate. Tekelu v. Gonzales is one of several asylum cases the National…
  • August 28, 2005
    In Hor v. Gonzales, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals found the immigration judge's decision to be irrational, 421 F.3d 497 (7th Cir. 2005) and 400 F.3d 482 (7th Cir. 2005).Read the Seventh Circuit opinion.
  • September 1, 2005
    Rodriguez-Galicia v. Gonzales is one of several appeals the National Immigrant Justice Center has taken to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to demonstrate the need for review of lower cases by independent judges.  These decisions have played a significant role in the immigration debate.In…
  • September 7, 2005
    This case involved a Colombian family which was targeted by the FARC due to their status as landowners and suspected sympathizers with anti-FARC forces.  The Court granted the petition by published decision, holding as a matter of first impression that persecution due to wealth or the…
  • October 24, 2005
    Circuit court judges throughout the nation have sharply criticized the immigration courts' failure to protect due process and uphold fundamental rights.  These decisions have played a significant role in the immigration debate. Cuellar-Lopez v. Gonzales is one of several cases the National…
  • December 4, 2005
    The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals found that the lower court's adverse credibility determination in Durgac v. Gonzales was not supported by substantial evidence, 430 F.3d 849 (7th Cir. 2005).Read the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals opinion, 430 F.3d 849 (7th Cir. 2005).
  • March 26, 2006
    The National Immigrant Justice Center argued that the Immigration Judge improperly required corroboration and documentary evidence in this asylum case, but the Seventh Circuit found the Agency’s opinion to be supported by substantial evidence.  The Court of Appeals noted some inconsistencies…