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CA2 on Social Group, Cooperating Witnesses: Gashi v. Holder

"Azem Gashi, a citizen of Serbia, petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) affirming the oral decision of Immigration Judge (“IJ”) Alan A. Vomacka, which denied Gashi’s application for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under...

Unpub. BIA Withholding Victory, Particular Social Group, Witness Testified Against Gang Members

Sarah K. Bazzi writes: "I retained a client for ERO representation and did a FOIA. It turns out that the IJ had granted my client withholding and DHS had appealed. Coincidentally, my alma mater, the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, had taken the case pro bono and students...

Federal Witness Promised U Visa; Did DHS Reneg on Deal?

María Ines Zamudio, Commercial Appeal, June 18, 2016 - "Wendy Sarai Palacios thought she'd struck a deal with someone she could trust — the U.S. government. She'd fearfully testify against the predatory smuggler who brought her into the country illegally in 2014 then attempted...