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Government acquiescence in torture gets de novo review (access required)

While the question of whether a government would acquiesce in torture is a question of fact for jurisdictional purposes, for purposes of an appeal, it is a mixed question of law and fact that is subject to de novo review. Background Petitioner Oscar Adilio Cruz-Quintanilla is a native of El Salvador and a legal permanent resident of ...