BIA Didn't Give Kenyan's Case A Fair Shot, 10th Circ. Says

By Diana Novak Jones (May 6, 2019, 5:55 PM EDT) -- The Tenth Circuit gave a Kenyan woman a second chance to stay in the U.S. Monday after finding that the Board of Immigration Appeals didn't properly consider her request to reopen her case after her lawyer ripped her off.

The appellate court ordered the board to reevaluate Phyllis Mwaura's bid for asylum or cancellation of her removal proceedings, saying it wasn't clear from the board's ruling if it even considered her claims before rejecting them.

The attorney Mwaura hired after her initial petition to cancel her deportation was denied, solo practitioner James Sarpong, took $7,000 from her but never worked on...

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