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CA7 on Jurisdiction, CAT, Kenya: Wanjiru v. Holder

"Since there is a split in the circuits on this point ... we think it prudent to explain further why § 1252(a)(2)(C) does not bar judicial review of a request for deferral of removal. ... Here both the documentary evidence and Wanjiru’s testimony (which, to repeat, the IJ found credible...

CA7 (Posner) on Mexico, CAT, Zetas - Rodriguez-Molinero v. Lynch

Rodriguez-Molinero v. Lynch, Dec. 17, 2015 - "If the Mexican government could be expected to protect the petitioner from the Zetas should he be returned to Mexico, the risk that he would be tortured or killed might be too slight to entitle him to deferral of removal. But the legal team representing...

CA7 (Posner) on Mexico, CAT, La Linea - Mendoza-Sanchez v. Lynch

Mendoza-Sanchez v. Lynch, Dec. 23 2015 - "We explained in Rodriguez-Molinero that if the Mexican government could be expected to protect the petitioner from the drug cartel that wanted to kill him, if he were returned to Mexico, the risk that he would be tortured or killed might be too slight to...

CA7 on CAT, Standard of Review - Estrada-Martinez v. Lynch

Estrada-Martinez v. Lynch, Dec. 31, 2015 - "Estrada is not eligible for withholding of removal because he was convicted in an Illinois state court of statutory rape in 1996, and the Board has characterized his conviction as “particularly serious.” Committing a crime that the Attorney...

Posner Dissents in CA7 Jamaican CAT Case: Fuller v. Lynch

"The majority opinion upholds the denial of relief to Ray Fuller, a Jamaican citizen who seeks relief against removal to Jamaica. His ground for relief is that in Jamaica he would face a likelihood of persecution and torture because he is bisexual. The merit of his claim depends on how two issues...