Immigration Law

Unpub. BIA CAT Victory (Mexico; June 25, 2018)

Matter of X-, June 25, 2018, unpublished

"The Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") timely appeals the Immigration Judge's January 12, 2018, decision granting the applicant's application for withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture pursuant to 8 C.F.R. § 1208.17 (2017). The appeal will be dismissed, and the record will be remanded to the Immigration Court for required background checks. ... Based on the Immigration Judge's factual findings, we conclude that he properly concluded that the applicant met the ultimate statutory standard of showing that it is more likely than not that he would be tortured with the consent or acquiescence of government public officials if removed to Mexico."

[Hats way off to Mac Nayeri!]