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.