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Faulty Deportation Leads to Indictment Dismissal (access required)

A Newport News U.S. District Court dismisses an indictment charging defendant, a Honduran native who originally came to the U.S. in 1987 as a lawful permanent resident, with illegal reentry as a previously deported alien; because defendant’s deportation proceeding was wrongfully conducted in absentia, the court excuses his duty to exhaust his administrative remedies, and ...

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