Jon Eric Garde of Las Vegas recently received good news from the BIA, granting his motion to reopen a case that had last been before the Board in 1998!
Matter of Stevens, A035-172-124 - Detroit, Oct. 12, 2011, unpublished .
Jon Eric Garde writes: "I want to share a BIA grant on a special motion to reopen for 212(c) over 13 years after the BIA order and over six years after the filing deadline post St. Cyr, as promulgated by governing regulations. Equitable tolling due to mental incapacity (caused by a horrible gambling...
"[W]e are convinced that Supreme Court precedent has superceded the regulatory prohibition against granting 212(c) relief under St. Cyr to aliens convicted after trial." Vacated and remanded. Matter of X-, Dec. 6, 2013 . [Hats off to Maude ("We are all one") Laroche-St. Fleur !]