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Suzan deSeguin-Hons’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • In re M- P- (2011)

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Outcome:
    Asylum granted
    Description:
    Prevailed on Laotian asylum case (political opinion) where defensive asylum application filed 10 years past one-year deadline.
  • In re E-M- (2012)

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Outcome:
    Asylum granted by immigration judge
    Description:
    Pakistani asylum case based on religious persecution. (The affirmative asylum case, which was referred to the court, had been handled by another law firm.
  • 68 F.3d 484 OKAFOR v. INS 68 F.3d 484 (10th Cir, 1995)

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1995
    Outcome:
    Prevailed
    Description:
    Appealed BIA denial of Motion to Reopen for asylum based on changed country conditions to 10th Circuit. Applicant had previously been denied suspension of deportation. On eventual remand to Immigration Court, we prevailed on both suspension and asylum and the immigration judge gave us our pick.
  • 1998 Utah Pardon for Homicide

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1998
    Outcome:
    Pardon granted; deportation terminated
    Description:
    Obtained the first Utah Pardon of a homicide conviction since 1913. As there was no relief for this individual under immigration law, only the extraordinary measure of obtaining a pardon could keep this immigrant grandfather with his US citizen sons, daughters and grandchildren. I want to clarify that I believed that the original 1980 conviction was infirm and that the man should have been acquitted based on self-defense.
  • AAO appeal of denied I-601

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Prevailed; adjustment of status granted
    Description:
    Supplemented and briefed an appeal of an I-601 waiver for fraudulent entry that had been denied by the USCIS.
  • Motion to reopen In absentia removal order

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Prevailed
    Description:
    Successfully re-opened in absentia removal order to apply for asylum.
  • Sua Sponte Motion to Reopen to BIA

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Outcome:
    Prevailed - Case remanded to Immigration Court
    Description:
    Persuaded the Board of Immigration Appeals to invoke their authority to re-open a 12 year old immigration case for adjustment of status.
  • People v Currier

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 27, 2012
    Outcome:
    JUDGMENT REVERSED AND CASE REMANDED WITH DIRECTIONS
    Description:
    First degree murder conviction reversed by the Colorado Appeals Court where defendant was tried under an involuntary not guilty by reason of insanity plea.