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Friday, February 23, 2007

Fifteen minutes. The Second Circuit has held that a petitioner's arrival at a removal proceeding fifteen minutes late did not consitute a failure to appear within the meaning of 8 U.S.C. 1229a(b)(5). It vacated an in absentia order of removal.

The decision in Abu Hasirah v. Department of Homeland Security can be found here.

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