Opposition to Corruption as Political Opinion: Yu v. Holder and its Predecessors

Opposition to Corruption as Political Opinion: Yu v. Holder and its Predecessors

"On September 7, 2012, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a precedential opinion in Ruqiang Yu v. Holder, No. 11-2546-ag, reaffirming that opposition to corruption may under some circumstances qualify as a political opinion upon which a grant of asylum can be based under U.S. immigration law.   According to Ruqiang Yu, this may be the case even if an asylum applicant has failed to prove that similar corruption exists elsewhere in his or her native country beyond the specific context in which he or she opposed it." - David A. Isaacson, Sept. 10, 2012.