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  • CA4 Upholds Cancellation of Removal Denial(481 KB - 4/1/2014)
    The court denied in part and dismissed in part, finding that petitioner did not qualify for cancellation of removal since the Notice to Appear was valid even though it contained missing charges and incorrect dates and times, and the stop-time rule applied. (Urbina v. Holder, 3/17/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14040145.
  • CA4 Denies Chinese Religious Persecution Claim and Remands Forced Sterilization Claim(511 KB - 2/10/2014)
    The court denied the religious persecution claim but remanded the forced sterilization claim, as the BIA relied on the 2007 DOS China Report and did not account for the contrary evidence that parents of two U.S.-born children could face persecution in China. (Chen v. Holder, 2/5/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14021043.
  • CA4 Finds Former Gang Members Can Be Particular Social Group(507 KB - 1/23/2014)
    The court reversed the BIA, and held that the particular social group of former MS-13 members who have renounced their gang membership is immutable for withholding of removal purposes. (Martinez v. Holder, 1/23/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14012341.
  • CA4 Remands Asylum Denial for Bipolar Individual from Tanzania(523 KB - 1/17/2014)
    The court vacated and remanded, finding that the petitioner who suffered severe harm in hospitals and prisons in Tanzania qualified for asylum based on his membership in the particular social group of individuals with bipolar disorder who exhibit erratic behavior. (Temu v. Holder, 1/16/14)
    AILA Doc. No. 14011755.