Monday, December 3, 2007

Second Supreme Court Certiorari Petition

Recently file our second petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court in another deportation proceeding where the government denied our client's application for asylum.  

The specific issue here is whether the prior counsel's representation was ineffective when the counsel was a co-conspirator in an international asylum fraud ring, paid by the asylum broker who was indited, and convicted by an inter-departmental sting operation. 

On appeal before the 4th Circuit, the government moved to exclude all references to the facts and arguments surrounding this criminal activity and the court granted the motion to strike, completely emasculating our client's arguments.  

The application for a stay of the mandate is currently pending before the circuit rider for the 4th, Chief Justice Roberts.  

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