Category Archives: Asylum

Recent Cases United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit (October 2017-December 2018. CA7)

Alvarenga-Flores v. Sessions Citation Case Number: No. 17-2920 Decision Date: August 28, 2018 Federal District: Petition for Review, Order of Bd. of Immigration Appeals Holding: Petition denied Record contained sufficient evidence to support IJ’s denial of application for asylum relief, … Continue reading

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CA7 remands Immigration judge’s credibility findings with respect to asylum applicant claiming persecution in Moldova

Record failed to contain sufficient evidence to support IJ’s denial of alien’s application for asylum and withholding of removal relief, where alien alleged that police in Moldova persecuted him on account of his political beliefs. Although IJ found that alien … Continue reading

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CA7 dismissed for lack of jurisdiction appeal of Board’s order dismissing asylum application on ground that reinstated order of removal precluded asylum

CA7 dismissed for lack of jurisdiction alien’s appeal of Board’s order dismissing his asylum application on ground that alien, as individual subject to reinstated order of removal, had no right to seek asylum relief under applicable federal regulations. Under Delgado-Arteaga, … Continue reading

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CA7 lacked jurisdiction to review asylum denial filed well beyond applicable one-year limitation period and no material changes or extraordinary circumstance

CA7 lacked jurisdiction to consider alien’s appeal of Bd.’s denial of his asylum application, where alien had filed said application well beyond applicable one-year limitation period. While alien argued that his delay was excused because there was evidence of material … Continue reading

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CA7 affirms BIA denial of Asylum, declined remand because no evidence presented to show that new claim was previously unavailable

Barragan-Ojeda v. Sessions, No. 16-2964 (7th Cir. 2017) Barragan‐Ojeda, an 18-year-old citizen of Mexico, entered the U.S. without authorization in 2013. He was apprehended at the border and requested asylum. Before an immigration judge, he claimed that a Mexican criminal … Continue reading

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