Jessica Gerber Assists in Adelanto Center Detainee Case with Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Pepperdine Caruso Law third-year student Jessica Gerber assisted in preventing the deportation of a detainee at the Adelanto Detention Center with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA). Jessica served as a law clerk with the LAFLA this summer.
Excerpt from the LAFLA Newsletter:
Juan Carlos has been detained at Adelanto for more than three years fighting for his right to remain in the United States. A lawful permanent resident for more than 30 years, he fell into depression and made some poor choices after separating from his wife. He represented himself before an immigration judge who found him removable from the United States. Juan Carlos appealed, then lost. So he appealed again. At that point, the Stanford Law Immigration Clinic took up his case. The clinic secured a remand of his case from the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Ninth Circuit to the Board of Immigration Appeals.
LAFLA stepped in to prepare a bond motion during quarantine. Jessica Gerber, a law clerk from Pepperdine School of Law, worked alongside Senior Attorney Brigit G. Alvarez to prepare the motion.