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Immigration Law

Matter of Y-I-M-, 27 I&N Dec. 724 (BIA 2019)

Matter of Y-I-M-, 27 I&N Dec. 724 (BIA 2019)

(1) An Immigration Judge may rely on inconsistencies to support an adverse credibility finding as long as either the Immigration Judge, the applicant, or the Department of Homeland Security has identified the discrepancies and the applicant has been given an opportunity to explain them during the hearing.

(2) An Immigration Judge may, but is not required to, personally identify an obvious inconsistency where it is reasonable to assume that the applicant was aware of it and had an opportunity to offer an explanation before the Immigration Judge relied on it.