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May 31, 2000

Amicus Brief: Matter of Mkhizi

Board of Immigration Appeals: Human Rights First filed an amicus brief in Matter of Mkhizi, a case that was pending before the Board of Immigration Appeals. The brief addressed several issues relating to the fairness of the conduct of the expedited removal procedures. Human Rights First was represented by Melvyn L. Cantor and Tracy M. Flynn of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and Mr. Mkhizi was represented by Elizabeth Wolstein and Katherine Cooperman of Kramer Levin Neftalis & Frankel. The brief was filed in June 2000. In November 2000, the Board granted Mr. Mkhizi’s asylum claim. After 3 ½ years in detention, he finally won his freedom.