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Immigration Law

CA4 on Asylum, El Salvador, Evidence: Orellana v. Barr

Orellana v. Barr

"Ruth Jeanette Orellana, a native and citizen of El Salvador, petitions for review of the final order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) denying her all relief from deportation. The BIA upheld the finding of an immigration judge (“IJ”) that Orellana, although persecuted because of her membership in a particular social group, had failed to establish that the Salvadoran government was unwilling or unable to protect her from this persecution. Because the agency disregarded and distorted significant portions of the record in reaching this conclusion, we grant Orellana’s petition and remand the case for further proceedings."

[Hats off to Michael Ernest Rosado!]