Immigration Law

Unpub. BIA CAT Victory: Mexico; Imputed Gang Affiliation

"[T]he respondent has presented evidence, undisputed by the DHS, that the Federal Government and at least one local government in the United States have identified him as a member of the Norteño gang and have done so in the presence of rival gang members. ... Unrebutted evidence presented by the respondent's expert witness indicates that Mexican law enforcement agencies have been intimidated and bribed into cooperating with the Sureños and its affiliated drug cartel. ... [T]he respondent's appeal will be sustained, and the respondent is eligible for protection under the CAT." - Matter of X-, June 11, 20014.  [Hats off to Michael Mehr!]