asylum seeker from war torn Yugoslavia facing deportation because he was 40 minutes late for court
November 10, 2010 § Leave a comment
DETROIT (AP) — An attorney says the federal government has agreed to reopen the case of an asylum seeker from war torn Yugoslavia facing deportation because he was 40 minutes late to a 1995 immigration hearing. Carrie Pastor Cardinale, an attorney for Anton Camaj said Tuesday that the Justice Department will let Camaj argue he deserves asylum. Cardinale says the government’s decision was made before a federal appeals court said Monday it wouldn’t intervene, even though it believes Camaj suffered a “miscarriage of justice.” Camaj was late to the 1995 hearing because he was confused about the location. The appeals court says Camaj was a victim of the strict rules in immigration court. Camaj lives in the Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills.