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News Posted on January 30, 2014

Immigration Law Clinic Students Secure Bond for Client

UC Davis School of Law Immigration Law Clinic students James Newman '14 and David Jefferson '14, working under the direction of Lecturer and Staff Attorney Holly Cooper, have succeeded in securing a bond for a clinic client who had been incarcerated since 1989. 

The client, who was convicted of a nonviolent drug-related offense in 1989, went directly from the state correctional system into immigration custody 18 months ago.  The students wrote a prehearing brief, gathered evidence, prepared the client's testimony, conducted direct examination, and presented closing arguments to the Immigration Court, ultimately succeeding in securing a bond that hopefully will allow him to leave custody for the first time in 25 years.