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Jeffrey S. Chase on Social Group, Relocation (Akosung v. Barr)
Posted on 17 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Aug. 16, 2020 "In Akosung v. Barr , a young woman from Cameroon had been sentenced against her will to marry the village chieftain, or Fon , in order to settle a family debt. Not wishing to suffer this fate, she first hid locally... Read More

CA9 on Cameroon, Persecution, Social Group, Relocation: Akosung v. Barr
Posted on 14 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Akosung v. Barr "Yvette Akosung fled her Cameroonian village after she was ordered to marry the village chieftain, known as the Fon. For more than a year, she lived in hiding, moving from place to place to avoid capture. The Fon’s envoys... Read More

BALCA on PERM, Travel, Relocation: Matter of Infosys, Ltd. (May 12, 2016)
Posted on 14 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Infosys, Ltd. - "This case presents essentially two questions. 1) Did the CO correctly determine that the possibility that workers might be required to relocate was not subsumed in the Employer‘s description of the work locations... Read More

CA9 to Hear En Banc CAT Claim/Internal Relocation Burden of Proof Issue
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered that Maldonado v. Holder be heard en banc. The case was submitted on the briefs in December 2013, then the panel, without issuing a decision, issued this order in April: "Pursuant to... Read More

Dallas IJ Deferral Victory: Mexico, Cartels, Torture, Govt. Acquiescence, Internal Relocation
Posted on 8 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Court will find that the Respondent could not avoid torture by relocating within Mexico based on the likelihood that the police or military law enforcement officials would disclose his whereabouts to cartel members. ... The Court finds that... Read More

Eleventh Circuit on FGM, Senegal, relocation: Seck v. Atty. Gen.
Posted on 8 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Ms. Ndeye Ndicke Seck, a native and citizen of Senegal, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA’s”) final order, which affirmed an Immigration Judge’s decision to deny her application for withholding... Read More