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King Hall Alumnus Wins BIA Case

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Oct 21, 2009

Here's some cool news - King Hall alumnus Tally Kingsnorth '07 recently won a case in the Board of Immigration Appeals. 

Tally sent us this email:

"The case involved a man from Mexico who has been a permanent resident of the United States for the last 18 years.  He was placed in deportation proceedings in August 2008 and we argued that the facts the government had alleged did not support the charge of removability.  The judge agreed with us and terminated proceedings.  That same day, the government charged him with deportability AGAIN based on a conviction nine months prior.  We argued that the government is not free to put a person in proceedings twice based on a conviction that existed during the course of the first proceedings.  And, we won!!!  =)"

Tally was active in the Immigration Law Clinic during her years at King Hall.  Now she works for the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, a nonprofit group that provides free legal services to people detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Arizona.

Congratulations, Tally!