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CHOWDHURY v. RENO, 99-4256

Where petitioner never received a meaningful opportunity to be heard in deportation proceedings, and the Board of Immigration knew that petitioner alleged that this was through no fault of his own, the Board must follow its own rules for reopening proceedings in a rational way.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/01/2000
  • Decided 02/22/2001
  • Published 02/22/2001

Judges

  • DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, DIANE P. WOOD, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Mary L. Sfasciotti (argued), Chicago, IL, for Chowdhury., Papu Sandhu (argued), Dept. of Justice, Crim. Div., Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for Janet Reno, Attorney General of the United States and Immigration and Naturalization Service in No. 99-4256., Janet Reno, U.S. Atty., Washington, DC, Samuel Der-Yeghiayan, Immigration & Naturalization Service, Chicago, IL, Papu Sandhu, Dept. of Justice, Civ. Div., Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for Immigration and Naturalization Service in No. 99-1751.