The U.S. Department of Justice’s Board of Immigration Appeals ordered the immediate suspension of attorney Anthony Emeka Nze Nwosu from practicing before U.S. immigration courts on January 3, 2024. This comes after Nwosu was suspended from practicing law in New York by the state’s Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department on October 5, 2023.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Anthony Emeka Nze Nwosu.”
On December 4, 2023, disciplinary counsels from the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Department of Homeland Security filed a joint petition to suspend Nwosu from representing clients before immigration judges, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and DHS. The petition stated that Nwosu’s suspension in New York was grounds for immediate suspension under federal regulations.
Deputy Chief Appellate Immigration Judge Lori Malphrus granted the petition to suspend Nwosu pending the outcome of disciplinary proceedings. Nwosu must notify any clients with ongoing immigration cases of his suspension and maintain records to prove he has informed them. The BIA order will remain in place unless Nwosu can show good cause for it to be lifted in the interest of justice. Nwosu is now prohibited from practicing immigration law in court until the disciplinary matters that led to his state suspension are fully resolved.
The Disposition states:
“The petition is granted, and the respondent is hereby suspended from the practice of law before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Immigration Courts, and DHS, pending final disposition of this proceeding. 8 C.F.R. 1003.103(a)(4).”
According to avvo.com, Mr. Nwosu is an immigration attorney based in Sacramento, California. He attended the University of Bedfordshire, England, graduating in 1996.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.