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Denial of asylum to domestic abuse victim was arbitrary and capricious (access required)

The Board of Immigration Appeals acted arbitrarily and capriciously when it upheld the decision of an immigration judge denying asylum to a victim of domestic violence whose uncontroverted testimony established that the police in her home country frequently ignored her requests for help when her partner became abusive. Background In 1992, when Ruth Jeanette Orellana was fifteen ...