Lamenting 'Inequitable' Result, 3rd Circ. Allows Deportation

Law360 (October 9, 2019, 7:40 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Wednesday grudgingly refused to block the deportation of a Guinea citizen who overstayed his American visa after fleeing his native country’s violence, staying faithful to a legal system the panel acknowledged could generate “inequitable” results at times.

The three-judge panel’s decision dealt a blow to Ansoumane Diabate, who escaped political unrest in Guinea and was detained after nearly two decades in America while checking in with immigration officials under a supervision order that extended his stay. The court rejected Diabate's appeal argument that his notice to appear for deportation proceedings lacked a date and time and was...

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