Immigrants Get More Court Access Under High Court Ruling

Law360, New York (June 15, 2015, 8:52 PM EDT) -- The high court's ruling that a federal appellate court can review the Board of Immigration Appeals' refusal to reopen a deportation case where an attorney missed a key filing deadline gives immigrants a chance at judicial review of lawyer's errors and could lead to an uptick in claims at federal courts, attorneys say.

The U.S. Supreme Court in an 8-1 ruling reversed a decision from the Fifth Circuit, which held that it didn't have jurisdiction to review a BIA decision not to equitably toll Noel Reyes Mata's bid to reopen his deportation case based on ineffective assistance of counsel. The ruling...

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