At the Centennial ICE office to turn in a request for a stay of deportation to ICE. The official could have taken Jose's money & then denied him but instead explained to us that because Jose accepted "voluntary departure" the ball in still in the Chief Counsel's court. He then said that he could accept the paperwork & deny it if we wanted. We said no & thank you.
We called the Chief Counsel's office. They said that they can't accept the request for administrative closure because Jose's old lawyer is still listed as the lawyer of record. They said by law the Chief Counsel can't talk to Jose if there's a lawyer still still representing him.
We called the lawyer's office & he is out of town. His secretary has no idea what to do. She tried reaching the lawyer but no answer.
We called lawyer #2 who had covered for lawyer #1 at Jose's last court date. Lawyer #2 agreed to call lawyer #1's office & pull the paperwork together at 1:30pm today.
Stay tuned for action alert at 2:00pm