Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Feds Seek Deportation of Former DEA Informant; CA9 Oral Argument on Dec. 4, 2012.

"On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice will try to persuade a federal court that a former informant for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) should be deported to Peru, despite the danger awaiting her there. … In April 2006, an immigration judge granted Ms. Pinhas lawful status similar to political asylum ("withholding of removal"), but the Department of Homeland Security appealed that decision, arguing that Ms. Pinhas did not qualify.  An immigration appeals court, part of the Justice Department, stripped Ms. Pinhas of her status in April 2008.  Ms. Pinhas has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to review her case, and oral argument is scheduled for December 4, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. in the Richard H. Chambers Courthouse in Pasadena, California.  Ms. Pinhas is represented by the