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Circuit Court Denies Stay in Myrna Dick Deportation Case

Contact: Rekha Sharma-Crawford

Circuit Court Denies Stay in Myrna Dick Deportation Case

Petition Now Pending U.S. Supreme Court

Overland Park, KS (June 9, 2006) – The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis today denied the emergency application for stay of
deportation in the case of Myrna Dick. Dick is facing deportation on June 10 and is represented by the attorneys of Sharma-Crawford Law Firm. An application for stay is now pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. A petition for certiorari was also filed by Dick’s attorneys in response to the latest denial.

“We are disappointed but fully anticipated this decision,” said Rekha Sharma-Crawford who represents Myrna Dick in her efforts to remain in the U.S. “Our efforts are now focused on the U.S. Supreme Court and we remain hopeful for a positive response from the Court,” said Sharma-Crawford.

Unless the Supreme Court issues a stay in the next 24 hours, Dick will be deported back to her native Mexico. “Right now Myrna is surrounding herself with family, friends and supporters,” said Sharma-Crawford. “We will passionately pursue all legal remedies allowed under current law while Myrna focuses on her family.” Myrna and her family flew this morning to San Diego, Ca, a short drive from the US-Mexican border. Should no stay be granted by tomorrow night, Myrna will be driven across the border by her US citizen husband and 19-month-old US citizen son.

In preceding court action, the U.S. government has contended that Myrna Dick lied about her citizenship years earlier while crossing the U.S. Border. Dick and her defense team contend that Dick never lied and the evidence does not support the government claims.

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