Petition update

BIA court decision

Nicholas Gazzolo
Sag Harbor, NY

Aug 19, 2016 — Friends 4 Ibrahim is pleased to announce a positive update regarding our friend and brother, Ibrahim Parlak!

Last week, the Board of Immigration granted Ibrahim's Motion to Reopen his case to have his Convention Against Torture ("CAT") claim re-examined by an Immigration Judge (IJ). The Board agreed with Ibrahim's argument that country conditions in Turkey had changed sufficiently to merit a new look at the dangers he would face if returned.

The Board sent this matter to the immigration court, where a new hearing will take place on the issue of whether it is more likely than not he will be tortured or endure inhumane treatment at the hands of the Turkish government. That will likely happen in about a year. You should know it is very rare for cases to be reopened on this basis, and that all of your help and support helped gain this significant victory.

The enforceability of Ibrahim's order of removal from 2004-2005 is no longer final, and won't be until an IJ (and the Board, possibly) rule on the new hearing for CAT relief. Ibrahim is therefore safe from being removed from the United States until this issue is resolved with finality.

Ibrahim thanks everyone for their ongoing support, and we will provide updates as we learn more. ‪#‎freeibrahim‬

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