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  • December 31, 2006
    In the settlement for this Freedom of Information Act action, Muslim Civil Rights Center et. al. v. Department of Homeland Security, the government certified that it has never used the terrorist detention provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act.This case also showed that the government's enforcement…
  • January 7, 2007
    Mr. Guevara was granted relief by an Immigration Judge, who found that he had shown rehabilitation after a criminal act.  The Board of Immigration Appeals reversed, finding that no rehabilitation had been shown, and ordered removal.  The issues in the case were whether the Board properly…
  • January 18, 2007
    In Kebe v. Gonzales, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals found that the Board of Immigration Appeals should have responded to significant material evidence that Mr. Kebe had submitted regarding changed country conditions, 473 F.3d 855 (7th Cir. 2007). Read the Seventh Circuit opinion. …
  • February 26, 2007
    Every immigrant deserves a day in court and an independent review of his or her continued detention. Kazarov v. Ashcroft challenged the government's procedures for continuing to detain individuals who have been given an order of deportation, where removal cannot be effectuated. The district…
  • March 12, 2007
    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. Das v. Gonzales is one of several asylum cases the National…
  • March 13, 2007
    Circuit court judges throughout the nation have sharply criticized the immigration courts’ failure to protect due process and uphold fundamental rights.  Adekpe v. Gonzales is one of several cases the National Immigrant Justice Center has appealed to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to…
  • April 5, 2007
    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. Gebreeyesus v. Gonzales is one of several asylum cases that the…
  • July 8, 2007
    Tadesse v. Gonzales is one of several cases the National Immigrant Justice Center has litigated to challenge the government's denial of basic legal rights, such as the right to present evidence. After the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea in the late 1990s, Ethiopians of Eritrean heritage were…
  • July 30, 2007
    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. Tchemkou v. Gonzales is one of several asylum cases the National…
  • August 21, 2007
    The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals found that Ms. Oyekunle, a permanent resident seeking asylum in the United States to avoid undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria, was denied a fair hearing by the immigration judge. The court said that the immigration judge who denied Ms.…