Immigration Law

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CA2 on Social Group, Cooperating Witnesses: Gashi v. Holder
Posted on 19 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Azem Gashi, a citizen of Serbia, petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) affirming the oral decision of Immigration Judge (“IJ”) Alan A. Vomacka, which denied Gashi’s application... Read More

New BIA Precedent Decisions on Social Group, Social Visibility
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Both on Feb. 7, 2014: Matter of W-G-R-, 26 I&N Dec. 208 (BIA 2014) - (1) In order to clarify that the “social visibility” element required to establish a cognizable “particular social group” does not mean literal or “ocular”... Read More

En Banc CA9 on 'Social Visibility' - Henriquez-Rivas v. Holder
Posted on 14 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Henriquez-Rivas claims she is entitled to asylum because, as a person who testified in a criminal trial against members of a gang who killed her father in El Salvador, she is a member of a particular social group, on account of which she faces a... Read More