Ballesteros v. Gonzalez, 482 F.3d 1205 (10th Cir. 2007) — Remanding a case to the Board of Immigration Appeals after reversing a finding that simple possession of drugs constitutes an aggravated felony.
Riley v. INS, 310 F.3d 1253 (10th Cir. 2002) — Establisehd the right to habeas review in non-criminal as well as criminal immigration cases and established the right to effective assistance of counsel in immigration proceedings.
Valdez-Sanchez v. Gonzalez, 485 F.3d 1084 (10th Cir. 2007) — Holding that it is constitutionally impermissible to retroactively apply the reinstatment of removal proceedings to adjustment of status applications filed before 1997 when all of the qualifying conduct took place before the 1997 changes to the law.
Vo v. Greene, 109 F.Supp.2d 1281 (D. Colo. 2000) — Struck down mandatory detention pending removal proceedings as unconstitutional. Later reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court in a different case.
Nahatchevska v. Ashcroft, 317 F.3d 1226 (10th Cir. 2003) — Regarding the mailbox rule in immigration proceedings.
Yuk v. Ashcroft, 355 F.2d 1222 (10th Cir. 2004) — Cited for the proposition that it does not offend due process for the BIA to affirm the decision of the immigration judge without opinion.
Berrum-Garcia v. Ashcroft, 390 F.3d 1158 (10th Cir. 2004) — Going the opposite way of the Ninth and Eight Circuits and finding that reinstatement of removal does not offend due process.
Pineda v. Ashcroft, Docket Nos. 03-9501 and 04-9590 (10th Cir. Oct. 26, 2005) — Regarding equitable tolling on motions to reopen.
Ballesteros v. Ashcroft, 452 F.3d 1153 (10th Cir. 2006) — Found client to be an aggravated felon, but overturned on rehearing and the court found that multiple drug possession offenses do not constitute an aggravated felony and remanded the case for a new hearing.
Iliev v. Holder, Docket, No. 09-9517 (10th Cir. July 19, 2010) — Finding that federal courts retain jurisdiction to review denials of good faith marriage determinations in petitions to remove conditions on residency.
Al-Karim v. Mukasey, Docket No. 08-00671, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28815 (D. Colo., March 25, 2009) — Found jurisdiction over mandamus suit in delayed residency application based on alleged terrorism related inadmissibility and ordered the government to adjudicate the case in 60 days.