Miriam Vargas Rodríguez

Miriam Vargas Rodríguez came to the US from Honduras. She was placed in removal proceedings in August 2005. Miriam did not receive notice of her first court hearing and therefore failed to appear before the immigration judge in Cleveland, Ohio. Miriam was then ordered removed in absentia, on November 25, 2009. Miriam filed a motion to reopen her proceedings with the immigration court, explaining that she never received notice of her hearing. However, in December 2013, the Immigration Judge denied the motion. After receiving the Judge’s decision, Miriam then filed an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals. The Board dismissed Miriam’s appeal in April 2015. With no other options, Miriam entered Sanctuary in July 2018. Miriam filed a separate Motion to Reopen Sua Sponte with the Board of Immigration Appeals. However, the Board again dismissed the appeal in February 2019. At this time, Miriam has no further avenues to pursue reopening of her case.