Case Conclusion Date:April 23, 2004
Outcome:Client ordered returned to the U.S. after wrongful deport
Description:Christian asylum seeker from Indonesia faced imminent deportation due to an in absentia order. Despite assurances that he would not be deported while his motion to reopen was pending, he was placed on a plane. Through a writ of habeas corpus, he was permitted to return to the United States to allow for proper adjudication of his asylum claim. District Court judge ordered client's return after being wrongfully deported.