Wednesday, February 9, 2011

11th Circuit Requests AG Treat Mother with Compassion in Regards to Deportation

"Immigrant Parent Needs Compassion, Court Rules"
February 8, 2011

"The 11th Circuit asked the U.S. Attorney General - the only person who can reverse deportation rulings - to cancel removal proceedings for a mother convicted of child neglect. Against her better judgment, the woman had followed her pastor's advice to take back the husband who had molested one of her children.

"Simply put, this case calls for more mercy that the law permits this court to provide," the unpublished ruling, released Friday, states.

The Atlanta-based federal appeals court said that it was "regrettably constrained" to find the deportation legal, but asked the Attorney General in an unpublished opinion to consider the "extreme hardship" a family has already had to endure."

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