Victory in 9th Circuit immigration appeal
Clients Client SM
The client, father of two U.S. citizen children, never received notice of his immigration court hearing, so he failed to attend. The immigration judge issued a deportation order, which was affirmed by the Board of Immigration Appeals. Prior counsel, the immigration judge, and the Board all apparently failed to see the signs in the record that the hearing notice had not, in fact, been sent. The Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit agreed that the record did not indicate the notice had been sent, so ordered a new hearing be scheduled.
Solorzano-Matero v. Holder, No. 08-71396 (9th Cir. Oct. 17, 2012)