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Case Law includes national and international jurisprudential decisions. Administrative bodies and tribunals are included.
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Matter of V-K-

8 May 2008 | Judicial Body: United States Board of Immigration Appeals | Topic(s): Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment | Countries: Ukraine - United States of America

Matter of A-S-B-

8 May 2008 | Judicial Body: United States Board of Immigration Appeals | Topic(s): Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Persecution based on political opinion - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Guatemala - United States of America

Matter of S-A-K- and H-A-H-

Matter of Chen, 20 I&N Dec. 16 (BIA 1989), followed.

5 March 2008 | Judicial Body: United States Board of Immigration Appeals | Topic(s): Female genital mutilation (FGM) - Social group persecution | Countries: Somalia - United States of America

In re A-T-

26 September 2007 | Judicial Body: United States Board of Immigration Appeals | Topic(s): Convention against Torture (CAT) - Country of origin information (COI) - Female genital mutilation (FGM) - Social group persecution | Countries: Mali - United States of America

In re A-K-

5 September 2007 | Judicial Body: United States Board of Immigration Appeals | Topic(s): Family reunification - Female genital mutilation (FGM) - Immigration law | Countries: Senegal - United States of America

In re J-B-N- & S-M-

Under section 101(a)(3) of the REAL ID Act of 2005, Div. B of Pub. L. No. 109-13, 119 Stat. 302, 303, in mixed motive asylum cases, an applicant must prove that race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion was or will be at least one central reason for the claimed persecution.

25 June 2007 | Judicial Body: United States Board of Immigration Appeals | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Grounds for persecution - Persecution based on nationality - Social group persecution | Countries: Rwanda - United States of America

In re T-Z-

9 May 2007 | Judicial Body: United States Board of Immigration Appeals | Topic(s): Convention against Torture (CAT) - Deportation / Forcible return - Family reunification - One-child policy / Family planning - Women-at-risk | Countries: China - United States of America

In re K-R-Y- and K-C-S-

4 April 2007 | Judicial Body: United States Board of Immigration Appeals | Topic(s): Constitutional law - Multiple nationality - Safe third country | Countries: United States of America

In re A-M-E & J-G-U-

31 January 2007 | Judicial Body: United States Board of Immigration Appeals | Topic(s): Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity | Countries: Guatemala - United States of America

In re S-L-L-

The holdings in this case were overruled by the decision of the Attorney General in: Matter of J-S-, 24 I&N Dec. 520 (A.G. 2008).

19 September 2006 | Judicial Body: United States Board of Immigration Appeals | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members | Countries: China - United States of America

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