Rulings and Victories

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United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

LEMUS-LOSA v. ERIC H. HOLDER, JR., Attorney General of the United States. Click here to read more.

Department of Homeland Security

PATEL v. GONZALES, et al; Summary Judgment with the Court finding no legal authority for name checks conducted by USCIS. Click here to read more.

US District Court for the Western District of Missouri

QURESHI v. GONZALES, et al; Court ordered immediate adjudication of the applicants adjustment application finding that a name  check delay was unreasonable. Click here to read more.

MARINA GEORGIYVNA IBRAHIM v. ALBERTO GONZALES, Attorney General, et al. Click here to read more.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. v. GARCIA LARA; The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari and remanded the case to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Click here to read more.

MAHMOUD SHEIK ELZOUR v. JOHN ASHCROFT; The 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled to vacate the Board of Immigration Appeals’ affirmance of the Immigration Judge’s denial of Mr. Elzour’s asylum application. The appellate court determined the Immigration Judge was incorrect in deciding Mr. Elzour’s testimony on the persecution he would face in Syria was not credible. Click here to read more.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

XIU LING CHEN v. ALBERTO GONZALES; The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled to vacate the BIA’s decision upholding the Immigration Judge’s denial of Ms. Chen’s asylum claim. Click here to read more.

AGBOR AND AGBOR EBAI v. GONZALES; The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled on May 25, 2007, to vacate the Board of Immigration Appeals ruling to uphold the Immigration Judge’s denial of Mr. Agbor Ebai and Mrs. Ebai’s asylum petition. The appeals court ruled that the IJ erred in using general background information on female genital mutilation practices in Cameroon instead of considering specific evidence relating directly to Ms. Agbor and her husband’s fears of her being forced to undergo FGM if she were to return to Cameroon. Click here to read more.

TANDIA v. GONZALES; The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled on May 23, 2007, to reverse the Board of Immigration Appeals decision to uphold the Immigration Judge’s denial of Mr. Tandia’s application for asylum, withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture. The appeals court ruled the IJ’s overall decision was not supported by the evidence provided. In the decision, the appellate court also ruled that the IJ was erroneous in his determination that Mr. Tandia had not provided credible testimony to his past persecution in Mauritania, and the likelihood of his future persecution should he return to Mauritania. Click here to read more.

Board of Immigration Appeals VictoryMatter of Robert Nguitui

The Board of Immigration Appeals ruled to vacate its previous decision in this case. The ruling negates the BIA’s initial upholding of the Immigration Judge’s denial of Mr. Nguitui’s asylum claim, and remands his case back to the Immigration Court for a new hearing.

Mandamus Actions

  • 2:07-cv-02034-KHV-JPO Derkaoui v. Gonzales et al Plaintiff successfully received his green card within five months after waiting nearly two years for background checks to clear.
  • 2:07-cv-02033-JWL-GLR Maindi v. Gonzales et al Plaintiff successfully received his green card within three months after waiting nearly two years for background checks to clear.
  • 2:07-cv-02052-KHV-DJW Liu v. Gonzales et al Plaintiff successfully received her naturalization within two months after waiting more than a year for background checks to clear.
  • 2:06-cv-02397-KHV-DJW Patel v. Gonzales et alPlaintiff successfully received his naturalization within four months after waiting two years for background checks to clear.