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News Posted on August 2, 2012

Joseph Tang '12 and Silviu Ghimpu '12 Win Victory for Immigration Law Clinic Client

Joseph Tang '12 and Silviu Ghimpu '12 succeeded in terminating removal proceedings for a UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic client who was facing deportation after more than four decades of living and working in the United States as a lawful permanent resident.

The client, who had worked as an educator in California for more than 30 years, was placed in removal proceedings based on a 30 year old criminal conviction while on his way home from a short vacation in Mexico.  Tang and Ghimpu, working under the supervision of Raha Jorjani, staff attorney with the Immigration Law Clinic, successfully represented the client over the course of a year before various bodies including the San Francisco Immigration Court, the Stockton Superior Court, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.