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CA9 on El Salvador, Mara-18, Unable/Unwilling to Control: J.R. v. Barr

September 11, 2020 (1 min read)

J.R. v. Barr

"[W]e hold that substantial evidence does not support the BIA’s conclusion that the El Salvadoran government was both able and willing to control the Mara-18 gang whose members attacked JR and killed his son. ... Petition for review GRANTED and REMANDED."

[Hats off to Eva Sharf (argued) and Malori M. McGill (argued), Certified Law Students; Elizabeth G. Porter (argued) and Jeffrey M. Feldman (argued), Faculty Advisors; Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington; for Petitioner!]