Immigration Law

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CA4 on Comity: Adjei v. Mayorkas
Posted on 8 Feb 2023 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Adjei v. Mayorkas "We consider here whether the Commonwealth of Virginia would recognize a divorce granted by a foreign nation to its own citizens when neither spouse was domiciled in that nation at the time of the divorce. The question arises... Read More

Unpub. CA3 Asylum Remand: Bimpong v. Garland (BIA conclusion "defies the record")
Posted on 15 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bimpong* v. Garland "Bimpong argues that the BIA erred in concluding that he failed to establish that his membership in a particular social group (“PSG”) is a nexus for the persecution he fears— as is required to qualify for asylum... Read More

CA3 on Asylum, Ghana: Sumaila v. Barr
Posted on 31 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sumaila v. Barr "Adamu Sumaila fled his home country of Ghana and entered the United States without authorization after his father and neighbors assaulted him and threatened his life when they discovered that he was in a same-sex relationship.... Read More

Tags: ghana , asylum

BIA on Social Group, Ghana (Unpub.)
Posted on 21 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[R]espondent claims that he belongs to a particular social group consisting of individuals from Ghana who suffer from severe mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder, and are indigent and lack family support. ... We conclude, based on the record... Read More