Byline: Derek Hawkins
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: Victor Martin Villa Serrano v. William P. Barr
Case No.: 18-2886
Officials: BAUER, ROVNER, and BRENNAN, Circuit Judges.
Focus: Immigration Jurisdiction
In 2007, Victor Martin Villa Serrano ("Villa") reentered the United States after having been removed in 2005. When he came to the attention of the government in 2018, a deportation officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") determined that Villa had illegally reentered the United States and was subject to reinstatement of the prior removal order. Villa raises a few legal challenges to that conclusion, primarily contending that there is no lawful prior order of removal because the original "Notice to Appear" was legally deficient and the immigration judge therefore lacked jurisdiction to...