Getting Through the Reinstatement Maze

It often seems like the deck is stacked against our clients, particularly when the government uses tools like reinstatement of removal that are complex to defend against.  Reinstatement sounds simple, but in practice the government can mistakenly apply it or fail to ensure safeguards are taken to protect asylum seekers. In one case where reinstatement was attempted, described below, the client had a prior order of deportation but he was subsequently granted legalization so reinstatement did not even apply to him. There are many factors that can come into play: The respondent may not be fluent in English and...

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