Woodbridge Office
12761 Darby Brook Ct.
Suite 102
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Rockville Office
77 South Washington St.
Suite 310
Rockville, MD 20850

Fax: 703 424 7514

The judicial process works because our clients have a right to further review. Before undertaking an appeal, however, it is of utmost importance to argue the issues at the lower courts.

2014 has been an exciting year for Yacub Law Office appellate practice. On appeal, Yacub Law Office was able to convince the Board of Immigration Appeals to grant a young Salvadoran woman who filed an asylum application bond. This case is important because it was one of the first cases argued at the Board of Immigration Appeals during the influx of minors coming to the United States. This case was used by numerous pro bono attorneys to release minors who were detained in Artesia and other detention centers.

In addition, Tamara Jezic won Jaghoori v. Holder, a published opinion from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Jaghoori appeal is part of a circuit split on the interpretation of retroactive application of the "stop time rule" in cancellation of removal proceedings. The Fourth Circuit sided with Mr. Jaghoori and the arguments advanced by Yacub Law Office that criminal offenses committed prior to the enactment of the stop time rule could not be used to interrupt an alien's physical presence.

2015 will be an exciting year for Yacub Law Office and its federal appellate practice. Yacub Law Office has one petition pending with the Virginia Supreme Court regarding Sixth Amendment rights in criminal proceedings. In addition, Yacub Law Office is challenging the government's use of "hieleras" or "freezers" to punish immigrants who seek refuge in the United States.