Sixth Circuit on translation error, credibility: Sea v. Holder

"Sea’s newly retained counsel discovered that one of the principal documents relied on by the Immigration Judge in support of his determination that Sea was not credible had been improperly translated. Therefore, we STAY the appeal to allow Sea to first bring this issue before the Board of...

Third Circuit on evidence, credibility, REAL ID: Dong v. Atty. Gen.

"[T]he two primary problems identified above—the failure by both tribunals [the IJ and the BIA] to explain their rejection of Dong‘s corroborating evidence and the shaky foundation of the adverse credibility determination—operate both separately and in tandem to compel our granting...

CA4 on Credibility, Discrepancies: Bassanguen v. Holder (Unpub.)

"...remand is necessary to allow the IJ and the BIA to reassess Bassanguen’s credibility under the totality of the circumstances, without regard to this single discrepancy." DAVIS, Circuit Judge, concurring in the judgment: "I agree that the record compels us to grant the petition...

Unpub. BIA Credibility Victory from Oakdale

"We find that the Immigration Judge's partial adverse credibility finding is the product of clear error and will reverse it (I.J. at 13-14). ... we find that the perceived inconsistency identified by the Immigration Judge is not supported by the record and will assume that the respondent testified...

CA8 on Credibility: Zhang v. Holder

"After careful review, we conclude the Immigration Judge’s (IJ) adverse credibility findings, adopted by the BIA, are not supported by substantial evidence in the record. We therefore grant the petition for review and remand the case for further proceedings." - Zhang v. Holder, Dec. 11...

CA9 on Credibility, Notice, Evidence: Zhi v. Holder

"Petitioner Ai Jun Zhi, a Chinese citizen, petitions for review of the denial of his application for asylum and withholding of removal. As we explain below, one of the bases for the immigration judge’s (“IJ”) adverse credibility determination is not supported by substantial evidence...

CA9 on Credibility: Lai v. Holder

"Yongguo Lai, a native and citizen of China, petitions for review of a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The BIA dismissed Lai’s appeal from an immigration judge’s (IJ) decision denying his application for asylum, withholding of removal and protection under the Convention...