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United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts for the following districts:

District of Delaware
District of New Jersey
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Middle District of Pennsylvania
Western District of Pennsylvania

It also has appellate jurisdiction over the District Court of the Virgin Islands which, in spite of the name, is a territorial court and belongs to no federal judicial district.  Website: www.ca3.uscourts.gov/
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Zhang v Holder, Attorney General

On Petition for Review of a Final Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Agency Nos. A099-686-987/8. Petition Granted In Part, Denied In Part and Case Remanded for Further Proceedings. Not Precedental.

22 July 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Grounds for persecution - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: China - United States of America

J.P.S., a/k/a S.J.P., v. Holder, Attorney General

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Not Precedential.

22 June 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity - Police | Countries: Comoros - United States of America

Zhang et al. v. Attorney General of the United States

On Petition for Review of a Final Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Not Precedential.

3 June 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Catholic - Credibility assessment - One-child policy / Family planning - Persecution based on political opinion - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: China - United States of America

Kaplun v. Attorney General of the United States

On Petition for Review of a Final Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals.

9 April 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Convention against Torture (CAT) - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Refugees | Countries: Ukraine - United States of America

Espinosa-Cortez et al. v. Attorney General of the United States

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals.

24 March 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Abduction - Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: Colombia - United States of America

Sarkisian v. Attorney General

On petition for review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA No. A78-631-532). Not precedential.

17 April 2009 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Abduction - SGBV - Social group persecution - Trafficking in persons | Countries: Armenia - United States of America

Sameh Sami S. Khouzam v. Attorney General, et al.; Sameh Sami S. Khouzam v. M Chertoff, Secretary of Department of Homeland Security, et al.

Precedential. Petition for review of a decision of the Department of Homeland Security (A75-795-693) and appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania: D.C. Civil No. 07-cv-00992 (10 January 2007).

5 December 2008 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Convention against Torture (CAT) - Deportation / Forcible return - Diplomatic assurances - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Jurisdiction - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness - Serious non-political crime | Countries: Egypt - United States of America

Thu v. Attorney General

Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals.

18 December 2007 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Credibility assessment - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: Myanmar - United States of America

Lavira v. Attorney General of the United States

Precedential decision. Petition for Review of an Order of the United States Department of Justice Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA No. A72-550-331).

26 February 2007 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Drug trafficking - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - HIV and AIDS - Persons with disabilities - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Haiti - United States of America

Vasiliy Ostapovich Romanishyn v. Attorney General

On Petition for Review of an Order of Removal of the Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review (BIA No. A71-346-048). Argued: Monday, May 15, 2006.

20 July 2006 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Non-refoulement - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness - Witnesses | Countries: Ukraine - United States of America

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