CA9 on Credibility, Notice, Evidence: Zhi v. Holder

CA9 on Credibility, Notice, Evidence: Zhi v. Holder

"Petitioner Ai Jun Zhi, a Chinese citizen, petitions for review of the denial of his application for asylum and withholding of removal.  As we explain below, one of the bases for the immigration judge’s (“IJ”) adverse credibility determination is not supported by substantial evidence and another must be set aside and remanded as a result of legal error.  The IJ also failed to provide Zhi with proper notice and a reasonable opportunity to produce corroborating evidence, as required by our opinion in Ren v. Holder, 648 F.3d 1079, 1090–92 (9th Cir. 2011).  We therefore grant Zhi’s petition and remand for further proceedings." - Zhi v. Holder, May 16, 2014.  [Hats off to Jisheng Li!]