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Mentally Ill Are ‘Social Group’ Under INA (access required)

The 4th Circuit grants a petition for review filed by a Tanzanian national who sought asylum by alleging he was tortured by nurses and prison guards because of his severe bipolar disorder; the BIA’s findings are logically contradictory. At petitioner’s asylum hearing, an expert witness testified that Tanzanians consider mental illness to be shameful and as ...