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In June 1996, Petitioner Douglas Vladimir Lopez-Dubon ("Lopez-Dubon") entered the United States without inspection or authorization. He was apprehended in September of that year and was personally served with an Order to Show Cause ("OSC") why he should not be deported. Lopez-Dubon was 17 at the time. Upon his release he was informed that he would be notified of the date and location of his deportation hearing by mail, and that it was his responsibility to keep the immigration authorities informed as to his current address. Notice was mailed to the address Lopez-Dubon had provided before his release, but was returned because Lopez-Dubon no longer lived there and the postal service could not complete delivery. A year later, on July 14, 1997, after Lopez-Dubon failed to appear, an immigration judge ordered him deported in absentia.