Whitehill of Fox Rothschild Representing Imam in Immigration Dispute

December 27, 2007
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The New York Times, and WTAE – TV4

As noted by several local Pittsburgh and national news outlets, a leader of the Pittsburgh Muslim community is being detained by U.S. Customs and Immigration officials. Fox Rothschild attorney Bob Whitehill is representing Imam Kadir Gunduz, 48, his wife, Saime, and The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh. The couple, who has lived in Pittsburgh since 1988 and raised three children there – all of whom are U.S. citizens – may be deported pending the outcome of ongoing immigration litigation. If the couple is forced to leave, they would be forced to leave behind their children, who range in age from 16 to 10, the eldest of whom is wheelchair bound.

The story has run in a number of newspapers, including:

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette:
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07351/842233-85.stm
http://www.postgazette.com/pg/07353/842930-100.stm

The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/20/us/20muslim.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&ref=us&adxnnlx=1198159687-goJ0pXgmVSH3o4VPs2emUw

And online and on television at WTAE – TV4 – ThePittsburghChannel.com

Said Whitehill, “If we are successful in court, then [Imam Gunduz] and his wife will secure permanent residency in the United States, also known as a green card.”

For more information on this case, visit any of the news outlets above.