Immigration Law

CA9 on Asylum, Internal Relocation: Singh v. Whitaker

Singh v. Whitaker

"We hold that the BIA erred in failing to conduct a reasoned analysis with respect to Singh’s situation to determine whether, in light of the specific persons or entities that caused his past persecution, and the nature and extent of that persecution, there are one or more general or specific areas within his country of origin where he has no well-founded fear of persecution, and where it is reasonable for him to relocate pursuant to the factors set forth in 8 C.F.R. § 1208.13(b)(3). Because the BIA did not conduct a sufficiently individualized analysis of Singh’s ability to relocate within India outside of the state of Punjab, we grant the petition for review and remand the withholding of removal and asylum claims to the BIA."

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