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CA7 (Posner) on Asylum, China, Forced Sterilization: Chen v. Holder

"We complained in Zheng v. Holder, 666 F.3d 1064, 1068 (7th Cir. 2012), about the Board’s insouciant attitude toward evidence of forced sterilization in Fujian, an attitude illustrated by the Board’s opinion in this case. ... The Justice Department’s brief in this court is even...

CA7 on Evidence, Ineffective Assistance: Chen v. Holder

"Where, as here, the Board ignores a potentially meritorious argument when deciding a motion to reopen, it abuses its discretion. ... Thus, the petition for review is granted. The Board should determine if Chen’s attorneys incompetently neglected to offer evidence and arguments that might...

CA7 on 'Small Amount,' Moncrieffe: Chen v. Sessions

Chen v. Sessions, July 20, 2017 - "Ming Wei Chen, a lawful permanent resident originally from China, was ordered removed from the United States as an alien convicted of a controlled substance crime, see 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(2)(A)(i)(II). The Board of Immigration Appeals decided that Chen is ineligible...