National Center for Lesbian Rights

Cases & Advocacy

In re J.L.

Status: Closed

Outcome: Victory

Location: Mexico

Jurisdiction + Case Number: San Francisco Immigration Court

J.L. was initially granted asylum over 8 years ago, but for personal reasons he returned briefly to his home country and was apprehended at the border when he tried to come back to the U.S.. He was placed in deportation proceedings and a motion from the government to terminate his asylum status was granted.

However, NCLR represented him and argued that the motion to terminate his asylum status premature and should therefore be overturned, and that he had in fact complied with the requirements necessary to receive a green card. After hearing our arguments, the immigration judge approved his case with no objections from the state.

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