High Court Could Help Immigrants Saddled With Bad Attys

By Allissa Wickham (April 27, 2015, 7:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on whether a federal appeals court can review the Board of Immigration Appeals' refusal to toll bids to reopen cases based on faulty lawyering, with experts saying the case could bolster due process for vulnerable immigrants.

The high court will hear arguments in Mata v. Holder, an appeal brought by Mexican citizen Noel Reyes Mata over the Fifth Circuit's holding that it lacked jurisdiction to review the BIA's refusal to equitably toll his request to reopen his deportation case, after Mata's former lawyer blew an important filing deadline.

Although the appeal presents a...

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