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CA9 on CAT, Mexico: Guerra v. Barr

March 03, 2020 (1 min read)

Guerra v. Barr

"Jose Eduardo Guerra (“Guerra”), a citizen and national of Mexico, petitions for review of an adverse decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”). At issue is Guerra’s application for deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”). An Immigration Judge (“IJ”) granted Guerra’s application for deferral of removal under CAT, but the BIA reversed. Because the BIA did not properly review the IJ’s factual findings for clear error, as required by 8 C.F.R. § 1003.1(d)(3)(i), we grant the petition and remand for further proceedings."

[Hats off to pro bono counsel Teresa A. Reed Dippo (argued), Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, San Francisco, California; Keren Zwick, National Immigrant Justice Center, Chicago, Illinois; Elaine J. Goldenberg, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, Washington, D.C.; and Alison Pennington, Centro Legal de la Raza, Oakland, California!]