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Vidal v. Gonzales, 07-60070

Once the attorney general has granted an alien voluntary departure, the court of appeals has jurisdiction to toll the period of voluntary departure, already granted by the agency, pending review of the underlying removal decision.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/27/2007
  • Published 06/27/2007


  • PATRICK E. HIGGINBOTHAM, Circuit Judge:, Before KING, HIGGINBOTHAM and GARZA, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Miguel A. Elias, Kenner, LA, for Petitioners.

  • For Appellees:
  • Nicole N. Murley, Thomas Ward Hussey, Dir., Norah Ascoli Schwarz, Luis Enrique Perez, U.S. Dept. of Justice, OIL, Washington, DC, Trey Lund, U.S. Imm. & Custons Enf., Field Office Dir., Attn: Carl Perry, New Orleans, LA, for Respondent.