Immigration Law

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IJ Distinguishes Jaco, Grants Asylum (PSG = Honduran Women)
Posted on 9 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hats off to Prof. Hiroko Kusuda for her victory in New Orleans Immigration Court ! IJ Eric Marsteller distinguished Jaco v. Garland, stating: "The Fifth Circuit in Jaco v. Garland suggested that "Honduran women" is not sufficiently particular... Read More

CA10 (2-1) on Honduras, Transgender Women: Gonzalez Aguilar v. Garland
Posted on 29 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gonzalez Aguilar v. Garland "Kelly Gonzalez Aguilar is a transgender woman from Honduras. She came to the United States and applied for asylum, withholding of removal, and deferral of removal. In support, Kelly claimed • past persecution in... Read More

Unpub. CA6 on Honduras, Social Group: Corea Escoto v. Garland
Posted on 7 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Corea Escoto v. Garland (unpub.) "Given the BIA’s repeated reliance on A-B-, briefing on the effect of A-B-’s overruling is necessary. We remand to the BIA to reconsider Corea’s asylum claim in the first instance, this time under... Read More

CA5 on Honduras, Gangs, Persecution: Morales Lopez v. Garland
Posted on 20 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

orales Lopez v. Garland (unpub.) "[W]e agree with her overarching point: the IJ and the BIA improperly determined that Morales Lopez did not make a sufficient showing of past persecution and a well-founded fear of future persecution. ... Morales... Read More

CA4 on Evidence, Social Group, Nexus, Honduras: Arita-Deras v. Wilkinson
Posted on 5 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arita-Deras v. Wilkinson "Maria Del Refugio Arita-Deras, a native and citizen of Honduras, petitions for review of a final order of removal entered by the Board of Immigration Appeals (the Board). The Board affirmed an immigration judge’s... Read More

DOS Suspends, Terminates Asylum Cooperative Agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
Posted on 9 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Feb. 6, 2021 "The United States has suspended and initiated the process to terminate the Asylum Cooperative Agreements with the Governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras as the first concrete steps on the path to greater... Read More

CA3 on Persecution: Blanco v. Atty. Gen.
Posted on 25 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Blanco v. Atty. Gen. "Ricardo Javier Blanco, a citizen of Honduras, is a member of Honduras’s Liberty and Refoundation (“LIBRE”) Party, an anti-corruption political party that opposes the current Honduran president. After participating... Read More

Agreement Between US, Honduras for Cooperation in the Examination of Protection Claims
Posted on 30 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 05/01/2020 "The Department of Homeland Security is publishing the Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Honduras... Read More

Tags: Honduras , asylum

Senators Question Agreements Used by the Trump Administration to Expel Asylum Seekers to Northern Triangle Countries
Posted on 7 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Feb. 6, 2020 "Warren, Menendez Lead Senators Questioning Agreements Used by the Trump Administration to Expel Asylum Seekers to Northern Triangle Countries Touted in the State of the Union Address, the Trump Administration's... Read More

Asylum Rule Effective Today (Nov. 19, 2019)
Posted on 19 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Implementing Bilateral and Multilateral Asylum Cooperative Agreements Under the Immigration and Nationality Act AGENCY: Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice;... Read More

Unpub. BIA Remand: Honduras, Political Opinion; Equality for Women
Posted on 22 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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!!! Great job. The decision... Read More

CA4 on Honduras, Gang Violence: Alvarez Lagos v. Barr
Posted on 17 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alvarez Lagos v. Barr "Sindy Marilu Alvarez Lagos testified credibly that she and her then-seven-year-old daughter, natives and citizens of Honduras, were threatened with gang rape, genital mutilation, and death if they did not comply with the... Read More

Tags: USCIS , Honduras , asylum

As Honduras Unravels, U.S. Struggles to Cope with Refugees
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On Saturday a group of 61 men, women and children walked across the Hidalgo International Bridge near McAllen to seek political asylum. At least 48 of the immigrants were fleeing Honduras, which has the highest murder rate in the world. The men... Read More

Honduran Mom in Artesia Granted Asylum by Video
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"An immigration judge [in Arlington, VA] granted asylum on Thursday to a Honduran woman and her children after the woman testified that she was beaten, threatened and raped at gunpoint by her husband before fleeing to the United States. The woman... Read More

CA4 on Honduras, MS-13, Nexus - Salgado-Sosa v. Sessions
Posted on 19 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Salgado-Sosa v. Sessions, Feb. 13, 2018 - "Reynaldo Salgado-Sosa, a native and citizen of Honduras, seeks asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. If he is returned to Honduras, he fears, he will face persecution... Read More