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Immigration: Asylum-Fear of Future Persecution-Political Persecution

Petitioner challenged the order of the Board of Immigration Appeals, which reversed the ruling of an immigration judge who ruled that petitioner, a Nigerian citizen, had a well-founded fear of future persecution and granted petitioner’s application for asylum. Where threats petitioner had received were unrelated to his political opinions and where petitioner had family in high ...