CA9 on Deporting Material Witnesses: U.S. v. Leal-Del Carmen

"As of today, there should be no doubt that the unilateral deportation of witnesses favorable to the defense is not permitted in our circuit." - U.S. v. Leal-Del Carmen, Sept. 14, 2012 .

Court to Feds: Stop Deporting Witnesses

"The 9th Circuit slammed the U.S. attorney in San Diego on Friday for deporting a possible witness who could have undermined an alien-smuggling case. Border Patrol agents arrested Jonathan Leal-Del Carmen in 2010 with a group of suspected illegal migrants. Three members of the group fingered him...

Feds Seek Deportation of Former DEA Informant; CA9 Oral Argument on Dec. 4, 2012.

"On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice will try to persuade a federal court that a former informant for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) should be deported to Peru, despite the danger awaiting her there. ... In April 2006, an immigration judge granted Ms. Pinhas...