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Immigration Law

CA11 on Evidence: Krisnawati v. Barr

Krisnawati v. Barr (unpub.)

"Meilina Krisnawati, a native and citizen of Indonesia, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) order denying her motion to reopen her removal proceedings. Krisnawati argues, in part, that the BIA failed to give reasoned consideration to, or make adequate findings regarding, her argument that reopening was warranted based on evidence of changed country conditions for Christians in Indonesia. Because the BIA made only conclusory statements without addressing any of Krisnawati’s new evidence and misstated the contents of the record, we conclude that it failed to give reasoned consideration to the evidence that conditions had changed for Christians in Indonesia. We therefore grant the petition, vacate the BIA’s order, and remand for further proceedings."

[Hats off to Joshua Bardavid!]