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...
"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...
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...