Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
Grant of a Laotian immigrant-petitioner's request for habeas relief after being taken into custody by the ICE without bond and conclusion that BIA had misinterpreted 8 U.S.C. section 1226 are affirmed as the government has adopted an interpretation contrary to the plain meaning of the statute and in the alternative, even if the statute were ambiguous, the position of the government is not a reasonable one.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Decided December 22, 2009
Opinion by Ripple, Circuit Judge
For Appellant: Theodore W. Atkinson, Trial Attorney, Office of Immigration