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Immigration Law

CA9 on Credibility: Barseghyan v. Garland

Barseghyan v. Garland

"Hayk Barseghyan, a native and citizen of Armenia, petitions this Court for review of a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) dismissing his appeal of the Immigration Judge’s (“IJ”) denial of his application for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief from removal under the Convention Against Torture. The BIA affirmed based upon the IJ’s adverse credibility determination. We grant Barseghyan’s petition for review because three out of four inconsistencies relied upon by the BIA are not supported by the record. We remand on an open record for the BIA to determine in the first instance whether the remaining inconsistency is sufficient to support the adverse credibility determination."

[Hats off to Kevin W. Harris and Ryan Friedman!]