On Friday, March 1, 2024, the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review Board of Immigration Appeals issued an order suspending immigration attorney Eric Lee from practicing law before immigration courts and the Department of Homeland Security. The order comes after the Supreme Court of Minnesota suspended Mr. Lee from practicing law.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Fong Eric Lee.”

In February 2024, disciplinary counsel for the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Department of Homeland Security jointly petitioned for Mr. Lee’s immediate suspension from federal immigration practice. Their petition was granted by the Board of Immigration Appeals in the order dated March 1, 2024.

The order requires Mr. Lee to notify any clients with pending cases that he can no longer represent them before immigration courts or DHS. He must also maintain records of doing so. The suspension will remain in effect pending the outcome of the disciplinary proceedings related to his suspension by the Minnesota Supreme Court. However, the Board may lift the suspension earlier upon a showing of good cause. A copy of the Board’s order was ordered to be made public at immigration courts and DHS offices.

The Disposition states:

“ORDER: 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 DIIS, pending final disposition of this proceeding. 8 C.F.R. 1003.103(a)(4).”

According to LinkedIn, Mr. Lee is an attorney at Fong Eric Lee Law Office.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.