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CA2 on Opposition to Corruption in China as Political Opinion: Yu v. Holder

"Ruqiang Yu petitions for review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals that affirmed the Immigration Judge’s decision denying Yu’s application for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”). We conclude that the BIA...

Opposition to Corruption as Political Opinion: Yu v. Holder and its Predecessors

" On September 7, 2012, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a precedential opinion in Ruqiang Yu v. Holder , No. 11-2546-ag , reaffirming that opposition to corruption may under some circumstances qualify as a political opinion upon which a grant of asylum can be based under U.S....

Ex-Border Patrol Agents Sentenced to 30 Years for Smuggling

"Two brothers who worked as Border Patrol agents were sentenced to at least 30 years in prison each for smuggling hundreds of immigrants into the United States, crimes that the judge termed a threat to national security. U.S. District Court Judge John Houston sentenced Raul Villarreal on Friday...

Ousted CBP Internal Affairs Chief Calls Out Corruption, Cover-Ups

"More than two dozen people have died in violent clashes with U.S. Customs and Border Protection since 2010. Despite public outrage over some of the killings, no agent or officer has faced criminal charges – or public reprimand – to date. Yet at least a quarter of the 28 deaths were...

Experts Speculate on Outcome in Chinese Fugitive Case

"As China's most-wanted economic fugitives sits in a New Jersey jail seeking asylum in the United States, legal observers say the US and China may resolve her status through diplomacy. The first hearing for Yang Xiuzhu took place on Tuesday at an immigration court in Manhattan. The 30-minute...