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Asylum Victory in Arlington: El Salvador, MS-13, Social Group

Attorney Jean C. Han writes: "Attached please find a redacted opinion by Judge Schmidt in Arlington in a gang-related asylum case from June 12, 2012. He found that my client would more likely than not be persecuted on account of MS-13 if she were to return to El Salvador and granted asylum and withholding...

IJ: 'Women in El Salvador' a Social Group for Asylum

"Respondent has demonstrated that she is a member of the particular social group consisting of "women in EI Salvador" and that the persecution she fears is on account of her membership in that group. ... Respondent has a well-founded fear of future persecution on account of her membership...

CA4 on Social Group, El Salvador: Hernandez-Avalos v. Lynch

"Maydai Hernandez-Avalos, a native and citizen of El Salvador, petitions for review of a final order of removal entered by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). For the reasons that follow, we grant Hernandez’s petition for review, vacate the BIA’s order, and remand for further proceedings...