The immigration judge ruled against Eddy Zheng and decided that he should be deported. In making his decision, the judge applied criteria that would be essentially impossible to meet. He explained that he would only stop Eddy’s deportation if it were a matter of national security, regardless of Eddy’s own rehabilitaton and community support.
Eddy and his lawyers believe that the judge incorrectly interpreted the criteria that should have been used to decide Eddy’s case. An appeal has been filed with the Board of Immigration Appeals, which usually gives its decision within 6 months. During this time, Eddy will remain in custody as an immigrant detainee at Yuba County Jail.
Eddy’s visitation hours at Yuba County Jail are now Sundays 7:45-8:45pm and Wednesdays 7-9pm.
At the final hearing in Eddy Zheng’s deportation proceedings, the judge heard testimony to clarify specific questions he had about certain aspects of the argument Eddy Zheng presented against his deportation.