Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Eddie E. v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2015)

The trial court repeatedly refuses to make findings that might allow a child to stay in the United States, thinking that he'd be better served if he made "a fresh start" by being deported to Juarez, Mexico.  The Court of Appeal, by contrast, thinks that the minor has turned his life around, including graduating from high school with a 4.0 grade point average, and has a contrary view of the merits.

Needless to say, the trial court loses, and the Court of Appeal wins.