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CA6 on Abuse of Discretion: Abdulahad v. Garland

April 12, 2024 (1 min read)

Abdulahad v. Garland

"Walid Abdulahad petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (the “Board”) denial of his motion to reopen based on changed country conditions in Iraq. The Board denied the motion to reopen because it found that Abdulahad’s motion evidence was cumulative of evidence submitted with prior motions to reopen, Abdulahad had not established a particularized risk of torture sufficient to establish prima facie eligibility for Deferral of Removal under the Convention Against Torture (“DCAT”), and Abdulahad had not established that each step in his causal-chain claim was more likely than not to occur. For the reasons set forth below, we GRANT the petition, VACATE the Board’s decision, and REMAND the case to the Board for proceedings consistent with this opinion."

[Hats way off to Nadia Anguiano, Jeremy Ruppert and Russell Abrutyn!]

Prof. Nadia Anguiano ’17, Chloe Chambers ’25, Jeremy Ruppert ’24, Prof. Mary Georgevich ’18 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (Not pictured Coryn Johnson ’24).