Case Conclusion Date:January 13, 2011
Outcome:Client released - Case Dropped
Description:Client was in ICE hold base. The Notice to Appear alleged two drug convictions from Du Page county and a burglary from Washington State. The client had entered as a refugee/asylum seeker from Vietnam years ago based on his membership to the Hmong ethnic minority. We were able to successfully argue for his release based upon the regulations that made him non-deportable upon his entry as a refugee despite his criminal history. The prosecutor (Assistant Chief Counsel) on his own motion withdrew the charges and he was released.