Asylum Victory in Arlington: El Salvador, MS-13, Social Group

Asylum Victory in Arlington: El Salvador, MS-13, Social Group

Attorney Jean C. Han writes: "Attached please find a redacted opinion by Judge Schmidt in Arlington in a gang-related asylum case from June 12, 2012.  He found that my client would more likely than not be persecuted on account of MS-13 if she were to return to El Salvador and granted asylum and withholding.  Her social group was her family (a brother was a member of the M-18 and was killed by the MS-13, and a sister had also been killed by the MS-13), and the judge only reached a determination on well-founded fear.  He did rely on Crespin-Villadares (4th Cir. 2011).  DHS did not appeal."

Jean C. Han

Immigration Supervising Attorney, Ayuda

6925 B Willow Street NW

Washington, DC 20012

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