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Unpub. BIA Credibility Victory from Oakdale

"We find that the Immigration Judge's partial adverse credibility finding is the product of clear error and will reverse it (I.J. at 13-14). ... we find that the perceived inconsistency identified by the Immigration Judge is not supported by the record and will assume that the respondent testified...

BIA on Asylum, Credibility, Time Bar: Matter of M-A-F-, 26 I&N Dec. 651 (BIA 2015)

Official Headnotes : (1) Where an applicant has filed an asylum application before the May 11, 2005, effective date of the REAL ID Act of 2005, Division B of Pub. L. No. 109-13, 119 Stat. 302, and, on or after that date, submitted a subsequent application that is properly viewed as a new application...

BIA on Adverse Credibility: Matter of R-K-K-, 26 I&N Dec. 658 (BIA 2015)

Official Headnotes: (1) Significant similarities between statements submitted by applicants in different proceedings can be considered by an Immigration Judge in making an adverse credibility determination if certain procedural steps are undertaken to preserve the fairness of the proceedings. ...