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En Banc CA9 on 'Social Visibility' - Henriquez-Rivas v. Holder

"Henriquez-Rivas claims she is entitled to asylum because, as a person who testified in a criminal trial against members of a gang who killed her father in El Salvador, she is a member of a particular social group, on account of which she faces a well-founded fear of persecution if she were to return...

Somali CAT Victory in Arlington Immigration Court

Hassan Ahmad writes: "We would like to share a CAT victory won for a Somali national . Judge Harris of the Arlington, VA Immigration Court agreed with our argument that a young, Americanized male of Somali origin would be subjected to torture within the meaning of the Convention either at the hands...

Unpub. BIA Suppression Victory: Matter of Lara-Torres (Egregious Conduct by NSA)

"[T]he Immigration Judge correctly concluded that the evidence obtained by officers of the National Security Agency (NSA) on March 31, 2010, with regard to the respondent's immigration status, which prompted officers of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain the...