Immigration Law

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Gang and Cartel Violence: A Reason To Grant Political Asylum from Mexico and Central America
Posted on 13 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"People fleeing gang violence in Mexico and Central America have been, for the most part, denied asylum in the U.S. Nonetheless, modern interpretations of refugee and international law suggest that there is more merit to these claims for asylum than... Read More

CA9 on Guatemala, Social Group: Pirir-Boc v. Holder
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Court staff summary: "The panel granted a petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture, and remanded for further consideration in light... Read More

Gang Asylum (Guatemala, Mara-18) Victory in Hartford Immigration Court
Posted on 25 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Jon Bauer writes: "On January 14, 2015, Judge Philip Verrillo of the Hartford, CT Immigration Court issued a written decision granting asylum to a Guatemalan man who was threatened with death, along with his family, by members of the Mara-18... Read More