Immigration Law

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Unpub. BIA Remand: Honduras, Political Opinion; Equality for Women
Posted on 22 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman , Director, UHLC Immigration Clinic, writes: "I wanted to share a decision granting a remand from the BIA in a Matter of A-B- type case from my friends and colleagues at The Modi Law Firm!!! Great job. The decision... Read More

CA1 on Persecution, Political Opinion: Rodríguez-Villar v. Barr
Posted on 12 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rodríguez-Villar v. Barr "It is bad enough when acts in the nature of persecution are employed to chill the free expression of political opinion. It exacerbates the problem though, when a reviewing tribunal turns such acts upside down and... Read More

CA9 on Asylum, China, Political Opinion: Song v. Sessions
Posted on 19 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Song v. Sessions, Dec. 18, 2017 - "Xinbing Song, a Chinese citizen, petitions for review of the Immigration Judge’s (“IJ”) and Board of Immigration Appeals’s (“BIA”) denial of his application for asylum, withholding... Read More

3rd-Generation Gangs and Political Opinion - Jeffrey S. Chase
Posted on 6 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, June 3, 2018 - "When Attorney General Jeff Sessions issues his decision in Matter of A-B- (the case he certified to himself to decide whether “being a victim of private criminal activity” can constitute a particular... Read More

CA2 on Opposition to Corruption in China as Political Opinion: Yu v. Holder
Posted on 7 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Ruqiang Yu petitions for review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals that affirmed the Immigration Judge’s decision denying Yu’s application for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture... Read More

Tenth Circuit on Nepal, political opinion, abuse of discretion
Posted on 18 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Although the abuse-of-discretion standard is rigorous, our review convinces us that the BIA abused its discretion when it affirmed that the Maoists’ demands for money from KC did not constitute past persecution based on her political opinion... Read More

CA9 on Political Opinion: Singh v. Holder
Posted on 26 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Kamalpal Singh, a 51-year-old native and citizen of India, petitions for review from the BIA’s denial of his application for asylum and withholding of removal based on imputed political opinion. Singh entered the United States in 2006 after... Read More

CA7 on Political Opinion, Palestine: Jabr v. Holder
Posted on 4 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The issue here is whether Jabr sufficiently showed that the persecution he endured was on account of a statutorily protected ground. The IJ concluded that members of the PIJ were simply interested in recruiting Jabr and found nothing in the record... Read More

CA1 on Imputed Political Opinion, Pakistan: Javed v. Holder
Posted on 28 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Javed's credible, factual testimony amply established that his persecutors imputed a political opinion to him (albeit incorrectly), and that this opinion was at least a "central reason" for their attacks on him. ... The Board and IJ's... Read More