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Legal Updates

December, 2015 - Ibrahim's legal team filed a brief requesting his case be reopened and his application for relief under the Convention Against Torture treaty be reexamined.
See Legal Documents for the brief, supporting documents, and government response.

February, 2010 - Ibrahim's legal team filed a brief requesting a hearing before the U. S. Supreme Court to challenge the findings of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Click here to read the brief.

On November 30th, 2009 the Sixth Circuit Court denied Ibrahim's request for an en banc review of the decision handed down by the three judge panel that heard his appeal of the Immigration Court ruling. Ibrahim's legal team will be working on an appeal to the Supreme Court to be filed in 2010.

On October 8th, 2009 Ibrahim's legal team filed a brief with the Sixth Circuit Court, a "petition for rehearing with suggestion for rehearing en banc", which means a review by the entire panel of 15 judges.  Click here to read the brief.

Another brief was filed on October 14, 2009 by the National Immigrant Justice Center and other organizations representing immigrants, that brief amici curiea being in support of Ibrahim. To read their brief, click here.

On August 24th, 2009 the three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court in Cincinnati ruled against Ibrahim's appeal in a split decision.  To view the published opinion, click here.

On October 22, 2007 Ibrahim's appeal of the deportation decision by Immigration Control and Enforcement will be heard by a panel of three judges in the Sixth Circuit Court in Cincinnati at 1:30 pm.  To view the notice of the hearing, click here.

On August 30, 2006 Ibrahim's legal team filed the brief appealing the decision of the Bureau of Immigration.   The government has 30 days to file their brief and response to Ibrahim's brief.  Ibrahim will then have the opportunity to file a limited response to the government's filing.  We are expecting a decision from the 6th Circuit Court in late 2007.

On 2/10/06 the government filed a motion to vacate the Habeas corpus decision.

On 12/12/05 we have filed our response for motion for stay of removal. Read the brief here.

On 12/01/05 an appellate court excoriated the BIA and immigration judges in a blistering opinion, stating that "the adjudication of these cases at the administrative level has fallen below the minimum standards of legal justice."  Read the opinion.

BIA has dismissed our appeal regarding Ibrahim's deportation November 22nd, 2005.   You can read the decision here.   We have filed a Motion of Stay of Removal and DHS has responded.  You can read the briefs here.

The Honorable Avern Cohn has granted our petition for Habeas Corpus May 20th.

Ibrahim has filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Complaint to the US District Court Eastern District of Michigan on March 3rd, 2005.   See all Habeas Corpus briefs.

Ibrahim has filed a notice of appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals with 73 grounds for appeal on January 20th, 2005.

The judge has ruled on Dec. 29th, 2004. She has ruled against Ibrahim on all counts. The judge has made 73 factual and legal errors.

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."
Abraham Lincoln