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Immigration: Withholding of Removal-Fear of Persecution-Membership in Social Group

Petitioner sought withholding of removal, claiming he feared persecution due to his family membership, alleging that an uncle had been kidnapped and extorted while a cousin was killed for refusing extortion demands from gangs in Mexico. The Immigration Judge ruled that, although petitioner’s family constituted a cognizable particular social group, he failed to show that ...