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Asylum Victory at CA10: Addo v. Barr

December 16, 2020 (1 min read)

Addo v. Barr

"Petitioner Joachim Addo is a native and citizen of Ghana. The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) affirmed the denial by an immigration judge (IJ) of his application for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). In the briefs on his petition for review by this court, he challenges the denial of asylum and withholding of removal, arguing that substantial evidence does not support the BIA’s determination that he could successfully avoid future persecution by relocating within Ghana. Exercising jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. § 1252(a), we agree with Petitioner that the decision on his ability to safely relocate is unsupported by substantial evidence. We grant the petition for review and remand to the BIA for further proceedings."

[Hats way off to Prof. Kari Hong!]