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7th Circuit

IMMIGRATION - A petitioner claimed that his late filing should be excused because he did not learn that he had a basis for reopening his claim for deportation relief a month after the 90-day clock started to run, when his new lawyer told him that his previous attorney had given him ineffective assistance. The 7th Circuit found that equitable tolling does not reset the statute of limitations clock for the 90-day window within which to file a motion to reopen.

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