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BIA erred by not considering murder of applicant’s brother (access required)

Where a Honduran native’s first application for asylum was denied as untimely, but he then filed a second application after his brother’s murder, the Board of Immigration Appeals or BIA, erred by refusing to reopen the application. The murder constituted a material change in circumstances. Background Napoleon Garcia Hernandez, a native and citizen of Honduras, petitions for ...