Justices Told 5th Circ. Is Solo On Immigration Appeal Stance

Law360, New York (March 13, 2015, 2:25 PM EDT) -- Several immigration organizations have filed amicus briefs in a Mexican man's U.S. Supreme Court appeal of a Board of Immigration Appeals' dismissal of his deportation case — tossed after his lawyer missed a key filing deadline — saying the Fifth Circuit's finding that it lacked jurisdiction was mistaken.

The American Immigration Council, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild argued in their March 6 brief that compliance with the BIA's requirements for establishing an ineffective assistance of counsel claim can be onerous and lengthy, which can sometimes make it impossible to file a...

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