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On the 8th of August my friend went to collect a package sent from Africa at Nacho cargo but unfortunately he was detained by custom/ICE for overstayed and taken to court.The judge charged him bond of $12,000 and gave him application to proceed on Asylum because my friend was  scared of going back home.Now the lawyer he got messed it up to fill the application for him and we didn't got the $12,000 easily.Eventually,the bond was paid on his first hearing but the judge questioned why he was still in detention without filling of the asylum application therefore he(the judge) decided to deport him but he(my friend) accepted voluntary departure.Immediately, my friend demanded for reappeal and he was given reappeal application form and another fine of $5,000 to be paid within 5days.We paid $5,000 on the second day and yet he has not been released....what do we need to do please ?

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Posted (edited)

Not a DIY case...I highly suggest seeking advice from a professional immigration attorney that deals with removal and asylum cases.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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