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William Vandenberg’s Legal Cases

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  • Fiadjoe v. Ashcroft,

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jun 17, 2005
    Outcome:
    Petition for Review Granted
    Description:
    Ms. Fiadjoe, a citizen of Ghana, petitioned for review of the denial of her application for asylum, withholding of removal and relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT), as well as of the denial of her motion for reconsideration. The Court of Appeals, held that substantial evidence did not support Immigration Judge's (IJ) credibility determination, nor that of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). In particular, the Third Circuit harshly criticized the Immigration Judge for his insensitive questioning of Ms. Fiadjoe, a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder. Ms. Fiadjoe and her daughter were allowed to re-enter the United States from Canada, where they had fled to while awaiting a decision, and re-unite with her husband.
  • Shah v. Gonzales

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Outcome:
    Petition for Review Granted
    Description:
    Ms. Shah, a native of Pakistan, petitioned for review of decision of Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) denying her asylum claim. The Third Circuit found that the Immigration Judge's (IJ) conclusions that her father was not dead, and that she thus was not credible, were not supported by substantial evidence. The Court harshly criticized the Immigration Judge for ignoring evidence in the record that demonstrated her father had indeed been murdered, including newspaper articles with photos, a death certificate, and proof that death benefits had been paid to the family. Ms. Shah was allowed to remain in the United States with her family
  • Thu v. Attorney General USA

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Outcome:
    Petition for Review Granted
    Description:
    Mr. Thu, a native of Burma, petitioned for review after the Immigration Judge ("IJ") ordered him removed. The Third Circuit found that the IJ failed to consider all the evidence in this case of a Burmese Asylum Seeker, and its precedential decision holds that IJ's must do so in making their decisions. The Third Circuit remanded the case to the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA").
  • Torres v. Attorney General USA

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Outcome:
    Petition granted, removal order vacated, case reopened.
    Description:
    Gisell came to the USA as a child, and it wasn't until she came home to find her parents gone did she come to know that the entire family had lost their immigration case years before. Other attorneys said her case was impossible. We appealed to the Court of Appeals, and they ordered her case reopened. Today, Gisell has her greencard.