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United States Second Circuit

IAVORSKI v. INS, 00-4086

The filing deadline for motions to reopen deportation proceedings may be equitably tolled when ineffective assistance of counsel caused the alien to miss the deadline, but the alien must exercise due diligence once he discovers the ineffective assistance of counsel.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/07/2000
  • Published 11/07/2000


  • SOTOMAYOR, Circuit Judge:, Before:  McLAUGHLIN, CALABRESI, and SOTOMAYOR, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Second Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Matthew L. Guadagno,Kerry William Bretz and Jules Coven, Bretz & Coven, LLP, New York, NY, for Petitioner.

  • For Appellees:
  • Heidi A. Wendel, Diogenes P. Kekatos, and Gideon Schor, Assistant United States Attorneys, New York, NY, of counsel, for Respondent.
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