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Membership in Social Group

Dec 17, 2019

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 […]

Jan 11, 2019

Immigration: Asylum-Threat of Violence-Membership in Social Group

Petitioners applied for asylum and withholding of removal, asserting they were being abused by their husband and father in their home country of El Salvador. The Board of Immigration Appeals concluded that petitioner Najera had failed to prove she was and would be persecuted as a member of the group of Salvadoran women unable to […]

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