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Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman, Director, UHLC Immigration Clinic, writes:
"I wanted to share a decision granting a remand from the BIA in a Matter of A-B- type case from my friends and colleagues at The Modi Law Firm!!!
The BIA held that the Immigration Judge did not “sufficiently explain why the Respondent’s belief in women’s equality, as expressed to her former partner, does not constitute a political opinion.” The BIA also found that the IJ’s “decision does not adequately explain why the particular social groups proposed by the respondent are insufficient to be viewed as legally cognizable for purposes of the Act, or why there is no nexus between any past persecution suffered or future persecution feared.” Despite the IJ’s reliance on Matter of A-B-, the BIA decision noted the need for an individualized analysis of the respondent’s claims under Matter of A-B-.
Hats off to attorneys Patrick Pettibon and Susham Modi at The Modi Law Firm, PLLC. They should be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to provide a redacted copy of the brief to interested attorneys with similar cases."