Docket No. 11-4916-ag.

725 F.3d 172 (2013)

Doroteo Sicajau COTZOJAY, Petitioner, v. Eric H. HOLDER, Jr., United States Attorney General, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: July 31, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Heather Y. Axford ( Anne Pilsbury , Alexandra Goncalves-Peña , on the brief), Central American Legal Assistance, Brooklyn, NY, for Petitioner.

Nicole Thomas-Dorris , Trial Attorney, Office of Immigration Litigation, Civil Division ( Stuart F. Delery , Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, Mary Jane Candaux , Assistant Director, on the brief), United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Respondent.

Nancy Morawetz , Nikki Reisch , Legal Intern, Washington Square Legal Services, Immigrant Rights Clinic, New York, NY, for Amici Curiae Lutheran Social Services of New York, Families for Freedom, New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City.

Before: WESLEY, DRONEY, Circuit Judges, NATHAN, District Judge.

WESLEY, Circuit Judge.

On April 16, 2007, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Petitioner Doroteo Sicajau Cotzojay ("Sicajau")1 awoke to hear people knocking on windows and doors at the duplex that he shared with approximately twenty people in Riverhead, New York.2 The individuals surrounding Sicajau's home identified themselves as police or probation officers and asked to speak with a man named Jose Cojon ("Cojon"...

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