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Tag Archives: Immigration

Class-wide injunction regarding detention process vacated (access required)

Where the district court issued a class-wide injunction regarding government procedures to detain aliens pending removal hearings, but the statute expressly precludes “jurisdiction or authority to enjoin or restrain” provisions of the immigration laws on a class-wide basis, that aspect ...

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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 ...

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Asylum applicant fails to show attacks based on targeted group (access required)

Where the record showed that an asylum applicant was not targeted because of her membership in a particular social group but because the assailant attacked anyone who aided his former wife, the asylum claim was denied. Background Veronica Toledo-Vasquez petitions ...

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BIA erred when it interpreted ‘unambiguous’ rule (access required)

Where a regulation requires the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, to notify an applicant of the need to provide biometrics, such as photographs and fingerprints; provide the applicant with a biometrics notice; and provide instructions for producing biometrics, the ...

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‘Prosecution witnesses’ is not a particular social group (access required)

Where a Honduran man argued that he should not be removed from the United States because his status as a “prosecution witness” would result in threats to his life or freedom in Honduras, the claim failed because that social group ...

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