Immigration Law

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Unpub. BIA Asylum Victory; Egypt, Persecution, 'Unreasonable Expectations'
Posted on 5 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David L. Cleveland writes: "An asylum applicant from Egypt suffered real harm, including an assault by an unidentified man that left her unconscious, but was denied by the IJ for failing to show the motive of her attacker. The BIA said that... Read More

Unpub. BIA Asylum Victory, Senegal, FGM
Posted on 20 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Contrary to the Immigration Judge's finding (I.J. at 10-11), the fact that the respondent does not fear being subjected to female genital mutilation upon her return to Senegal is insufficient to rebut the presumption of future persecution. Rather... Read More

Unpublished BIA Victory in Religious Persecution Case - Benin
Posted on 6 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell Law Prof. Steve Yale-Loehr writes: "Krsna Avila and Yanet Cordero, two of our students in the Cornell asylum appeals clinic, just won a remand from the BIA in a case involving religious persecution in Benin. The case involved a man who converted... Read More