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May 21, 2005

Carmen Ceja/Ceja Enterprises; cease and desist letter (typed copy)

(Seal of the Executive Office for Immigration Review) U.S.

Department of Justice
Executive Office for Immigration Review
Office of the General Counsel
Bar Counsel
5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600
Fall Church Virginia 22041

May 11, 2005

Carmen Ceja
Ceja Enterprises, Inc.
4025 Nolensville Road
Nashville TN 37211

Dear Ms. Ceja:

It has recently come to the attention of this office that you are making representations that your business, Ceja Enterprises, Inc. is authorized to represent aliens before the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

However, after a through review of our records, including our database, we have ascertained that Ceja Enterprises, Inc. is not a recognized organization pursuant to 8 C.F.R. § 292.2(a). An organization recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals must be a non-profit, religious, charitable, social service, or similar organization established in the United States which charges only nominal fees and has adequate knowledge, information, and experience in the area of immigration and nationality law. Ceja Enterprises has never been a recognized organization and, therefore, is not authorized to represent individuals before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (“EOIR”), including the Immigration Courts or the Board of Immigration Appeals, or any agency within the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), including the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Therefore, we conclude that your organization is not authorized to represent aliens before EOIR or DHS; any further attempts to represent individuals before these agencies will be a violation of federal regulations. We require that your organization cease and desist from representing aliens in the future unless and until your business become qualified to do so pursuant to the regulations.

Sincerely,
(Signature of Jennifer J. Barnes) Jennifer. J. Barnes
Bar Counsel

cc; Tom Davis, Memphis Immigration Court Administrator
Attorney Sean Lewis
Rachel McCarthy, US Citizenship and Immigration Services
Department of Homeland Services

Posted by VisaLawyer at May 21, 2005 06:56 AM

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