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CA7 on Belarus, Changed Conditions: Boika v. Holder

"The Board of Immigration Appeals affirmed the IJ’s denial of asylum, and we denied Boika’s subsequent petition for review. Boika v. Holder, 418 Fed. App’x. 559 (7th Cir. 2011). Boika then moved to reopen based on materially changed country conditions. See 8 U.S.C. § 1229a...

CA9 on Persecution, Belarus: Rusak v. Holder

"On the current record, it is clear that Ms. Rusak has established a claim of past persecution based on the abuses endured by her parents while she was a child. Nor has the government successfully proven that conditions in Belarus have changed sufficiently that Ms. Rusak no longer has a well-founded...

CA7 on Belarus, Evidence: Sobaleva v. Holder

"We conclude that two significant flaws in the decisions of both the immigration judge and the Board require that the petition be granted and the case remanded for further consideration. First, the judge and the Board applied the wrong legal standard to conclude that Sobaleva was not persecuted...