Ford v. Att’y Gen.

The Third Circuit vacated the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) order declining to reopen the petitioner’s case. Petitioner paid an attorney to represent him in removal proceedings. His requests for relief from deportation were denied after the attorney “failed to present important and easily available evidence going to the heart of the claims.” Petitioner retained a new attorney, who asked the BIA to reopen the case. The BIA denied the request, and the petitioner appealed. The Third Circuit vacated and remanded, holding that the petitioner presented a meritorious ineffective-assistance claim.

Search entire site by keyword...

Search for Summaries by Hashtag...

Past Opinion Summaries