Immigration Law

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CA4 on Corroboration: Garcia Rogel v. Garland
Posted on 16 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Garcia Rogel v. Garland (unpub.) "Petitioner ... argues that even if the police report was properly admitted into evidence, the IJ erred by giving the report substantial weight, contrary to In re Arreguin de Rodriguez, 21 I. & N. Dec. 38 (B... Read More

CA3 on Corroboration: Saravia v. Attorney General
Posted on 1 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Saravia v. Attorney General - "This case concerns the Board of Immigration Appeals’ failure to follow precedent set forth by this Court. ... [W]e remind Immigration Judges in our Circuit that they must follow the requirements of Chukwu. We... Read More

CA8 on corroboration, defective transcript: Omondi v. Holder
Posted on 15 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[T]he IJ and BIA did not err in their assessment that it was reasonable to expect further corroborative evidence from Omondi to support his asylum application. Because Kamau was involved in the same arrest and detention as Omondi, it was reasonable... Read More

BIA on Corroboration, Continuances: Matter of L-A-C-
Posted on 20 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Official Headnotes: (1) Where an Immigration Judge finds that an applicant for asylum or withholding of removal has not provided reasonably available corroborating evidence to establish his claim, the Immigration Judge should first consider the applicant’s... Read More

CA7 on Corroboration, Asylum, Zimbabwe: Sibanda v. Holder
Posted on 13 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"After fleeing from her native Zimbabwe to the United States, Lucy Sibanda applied for asylum and other relief from removal. She fears that if she is repatriated, her brother‐in‐law will exercise his rights under a tribal custom that deems her, his... Read More