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Дружественный адвокат сегодня рассказал. Завтра в местном суде он будет представлять истца по "лотерейному" делу. Крендель купил в продуктовом магазине двухдолларовый лотерейный билет. Прямо у кассы соскреб защитную полосочку и выиграл 750 тысяч долларов. То есть, три четверти миллиона. Проблема в том, что обналичить выигрыш ему не судьба: товарищ оказался нелегалом-иммигрантом из ближнего зарубежья. Товарищ пошел к своему работодателю (американцу) и предложил ему обналичить билетик за комиссионные в десять процентов суммы, которая останется после уплаты налогов. Сочувствующий работодатель билетик обналичил, деньги положил себе на счет, а работника сдал иммиграционной полиции, как бездокументного.
Разумеется, Кренделя тут же загребли и посадили в депортационную тюрьму. Его родственники наняли адвоката, который изъял видеозаписи камеры наблюдения в магазине, где был куплен билет. На пленке видно как нелегал покупает билет, соскребает защитную полосочку, а потом шумно не верит своему счастью. завтра будет суд, на котором будут решать судьбу денег на счету жулика-работодателя. Пикантная подробность: даже если выигрыш присудят отдать нелегалу, его все равно, скорее всего, депортируют на историческую родину.


Jan. 28th, 2011 02:14 pm (UTC)
If Haitian or El Salvadorian - yes
Jan. 28th, 2011 02:23 pm (UTC)
Yep, he is a citizen of El Salvador. The problem is that he let his old TPS (granted back in 2001) to lapse by failure to re-register. So, technically speaking, he is out of status now. I am not quite sure how TPS works, but I guess his status may be reinstated by a new filing with USCIS (or directly with IJ?). To make the things more interesting, he also has an NTA issued in 2006 (that he alleges he never received), so he was ordered to be removed about four years ago.
Jan. 28th, 2011 04:33 pm (UTC)
I would move to reopen and claim cancellation via TPS with the explanation on the lottery thing as well...
Jan. 28th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
You mean reopen the old file and invalidate Order in Absentia from 2006 based on insufficiency of service? The problem is, if the Order from 2006 was valid, the guy is ineligible for cancellation because he is few month short of ten years. However, if we make ICE to re-serve the NTA now, he will be in a perfect shape for the cancellation. In this case, would the TPS still be available for the cancellation purposes? I told you, I know nothing about removal defense. I thought all we can do right now is to claim TPS as a temporary relief from deportation. The guy's brother is a naturalized citizen, and he does not mind filing I-130 for him, but I am not sure if it helps at all right now.
Jan. 28th, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC)
Brother's I-130 won't but is he reopens the case he can basically move to have deportation withheld because (insert compelling reason.) I never did it via TPS but "there's no place where he could be deported" sounds compelling enough. I would get a local hardcore litigator to get him out. I've seen worse things done at least to the point where he would get a voluntary departure to a third place instead of cancellation - and then return on a visa.
Jan. 28th, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
I am not doing the case, just trying to watch and learn. It seems to be an interesting situation. I have also found in Kurzban that the guy was supposed to be informed upon arrest of the availability of TPS for him. I wonder, if he was actually informed.
BTW, are you going to the Washington Conference in April? I looked through the Program, and it appears to be interesting. And not as expensive as the annual one.
Jan. 28th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
I very well might. Are you?
Jan. 28th, 2011 09:01 pm (UTC)
Trying to decide. This is my last chance to use a student rate and I have a place to stay in DC. Very tempting.
Jan. 28th, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
Why not. Who are the speakers?
Jan. 29th, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
I need to talk to Kate Kalmykov. I met her this last summer in Boston, and she is awsome. You know, she does EB5s for Russian clients.
They also expect pretty big figures from agencies. I recall seeing Mayorkas' name on the program.
Jan. 29th, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
Do they have an office in Boston too?I know the firm and I might have met Kate before.
Anyway. Where are you staying? Friends?
Jan. 30th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
They might, though I am not sure. It's Ron Klasko's firm.
I am staying with friends (I hope they won't change their minds). Do you have a place to stay?
Jan. 30th, 2011 12:49 am (UTC)
Not yet, but I haven't looked into it yet.
If your friends reconsider we could share a hotel suit if you would.
Jan. 30th, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
Yep, I thought about it, too. The hotel is outrageously expensive, but if we come on Thursday, the day before, and depart on Friday evening, we will need only one night. In this case, we won't have to drive to the hotel and it will be very easy to get around. Or I can ask my friends if they are willing to accommodate one extra person ;)
Jan. 30th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
Wait, the website quotes $445 for students and member attorneys, for a one-day conference. Now, that's outrageous... Too much for me probably, even if good speakers are involved.
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