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In Ramirez v. Achim, a matter of first impression for the courts, the National Immigrant Justice Center obtained federal review over the government's attempt to remove Mr. Ramirez, who had not been ordered deported.

When the government seeks to execute a removal order, it has no procedures in place to permit an individual to argue that no such order pertains to them.  In Ramirez v. Achim, a matter of first impression for the courts, the National Immigrant Justice Center obtained federal review over the government's attempt to remove Mr. Ramirez, who had not been ordered deported.  The case concluded with an unpublished decision, 2004 WL 392573 (N.D.Ill.), and the client became a lawful permanent resident.

The case was filed in the District Court of Northern Illinois, and Mr. Ramirez was represented by attorneys from the National Immigrant Justice Center.