'Groundhog Day' Deportation Case at Supreme Court
Immigration Partner Leon Fresco spoke on a Bloomberg Law podcast about oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court over the government sending out defective deportation hearing notices. The case relates to the "stop-time" rule through which undocumented immigrants may obtain a waiver of deportation if the federal government has taken more than 10 years to commence deportation proceedings. Upon receiving a notice of deportation, however, the clock stops. The question in this case concerns what kind of notice must be given to stop the time, specifically whether the government can still stop the time if it amends a notice to state the time and date of the hearing after originally forgetting to include this information. Mr. Fresco discusses the issues involved in the case.