Unpub. BIA Cancellation Victory (Feb. 2, 2017)

Unpub. BIA Cancellation Victory (Feb. 2, 2017)

Carrie Pastor Cardinale writes: "I am attaching a BIA opinion on a case in which the my client was detained because the IJ denied bail due to his mental illness. The IJ felt that the client's mental illness made him a security threat regardless of the fact that my client had no criminal convictions. (The one conviction he had was for domestic violence. He pled guilty but the case was reopened and dismissed because the state court judge realized it was due to his mental illness and no one had been seriously injured.)  In the interim, the client applied for and received TPS but ICE Office of Chief Counsel refused to release my client. Fortunately, soon thereafter, the BIA granted the appeal and my client was released after 8 months of ICE detention."

[Hats off to Carrie Pastor Cardinale!]