Thoung v. United States

Woman enters the U.S. in 2002 using a fraudulent visa. She’s caught, agrees to be sent back to Cambodia. But officials there won’t take her back, so she’s been permitted to stay in the U.S. subject to an order that allows her to be deported at any time. In 2017 (and now married to a U.S. citizen), she files a habeas petition, arguing the REAL ID Act makes said order invalid. Tenth Circuit (over a dissent): Dunno about that, but the REAL ID Act does say we can’t hear your claim.

Tags: 2019, Deportation, Habeas Corpus, Immigration, Tenth Circuit

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