Thursday, January 30, 2014

BIA Oral Argument in Vides-Casanova Case Set for Feb. 6, 2014

LEXIS NEXIS Legal Newsroom:  Immigration Law has the story on the Board of Immigration Appeals arguments on the appeal by former Minister of Defense of El Salvador, General Carlos Eugenio Vides-Casanova, of an immigration court decision ordering him to be removed from the U.S. for his role in widespread human rights abuses committed in El Salvador. The argument is set for February 6, 2014 at 11:00. The Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA), through Senior Legal Advisor Carolyn Patty Blum and CJA client Carlos R. Mauricio, will be present at the hearing and available for comment.

General Vides Casanova is challenging the immigration judge's extensive findings that he "ordered, incited, assisted or otherwise participated in torture or extra-judicial killing" in El Salvador from October 1979 through June 1989 while he was National Guard Director and then Minister of Defense. 

The 157-page immigration court decision was based on extensive testimony and documentary evidence.


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