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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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Castro and Others v. Department of Homeland Security and Others, Opinion

Dismissed Pursuant to Court’s Order entered May 13, 2016.

29 August 2016 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Family reunification | Countries: Cuba - United States of America

Roye v. Attorney General

Petition for review granted, order and opinion vacated and remanded for proceedings to review whether the evidence of record demonstrates that claimants persecutors will physically and sexually abuse him in a manner that rises to the level of torture under the CAT, and decide whether Jamaican public officials will consent to or acquiesce in any such abuse.

10 September 2012 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Jamaica - 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

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

Zhen Xiung Lin v. Attorney General

Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Non precedential opinion.

13 November 2003 | 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 - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) | Countries: China - United States of America

Rolando M. Sierra, Sr. v. D. Romaine, Warden, Immigration and Naturalization Service, John Ashcroft, Attorney General of the United States of America

On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (D.C. Civ. No. 00-00852).

29 October 2003 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Habeas corpus | Countries: Cuba - United States of America

Omar F. Ahmed v. John Ashcroft, Attorney General of the United States of America

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (No. A73-543-250).

20 August 2003 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return | Countries: Palestine, State of - United States of America

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