Minnesota Law Students Help Client Avoid Removal from U.S. with Second 6th Circuit Appellate Win

Minnesota Law students have helped win a decisive second victory allowing a man to reunite with family in the United States and potentially sparing others from unlawful repeated removal actions in a key ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

The Sixth Circuit’s opinion in Jasso Arangure v. Garland serves as a significant check on federal prosecutorial power in administrative immigration proceedings, according to clinical professor Nadia Anguiano-Wehde ’17.

The decision significantly affects the ability of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “to unlawfully institute removal proceeding after removal proceeding against noncitizens,” Anguiano-Wehde said.

“You get one fair chance to bring a case, and after that even if you are the federal government, you don’t get a second bite at the apple,” she continued.

Read more in a special online-only feature in our spring 2022 edition of Minnesota Law magazine.