Shortly before the filing of CJA’s complaint against Grijalba in July 2002, he was arrested by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. In the immigration proceedings, INS argued that Grijalba was ineligible for Temporary Protected Status because he had been responsible for persecution in Honduras. Lopez Grijalba put on a vigorous defense, denying that he had been a persecutor. CJA worked closely with immigration authorities to facilitate witness testimony and provide critical evidence for the case. Following the presentation of this evidence, Grijalba was ordered deported to Honduras in October 2004.