Immigration Appellate Litigation Post-Deportation: A Humanitarian Conundrum (Geoffrey A. Hoffman, Nimra Chowdhry & Martha Chase, Houston Law Review: Off the Record, Vol. 5:2 (2015))

This Article raises awareness concerning an injustice caused by our current immigration system in the United States. It explains the facts and procedural history of one person’s fight to remain in the United States, and his ultimate physical deportation while his pro se case was still pending before the Fifth Circuit. Although such a deportation is not currently prohibited under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the fact that his case was ultimately ordered remanded by the Fifth Circuit (post- deportation) left the petitioner with a true pyrrhic victory because he now cannot be found.