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Lozano-Zuniga v. Lynch, Attorney General

12 August 2016 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Physical harm - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Social group persecution | Countries: Mexico - United States of America

Gutierrez-Rostran v. Lynch

13 January 2016 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Acts of persecution - Appeal / Right to appeal - Cumulative grounds of persecution - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) | Countries: Nicaragua - United States of America

Tie Xia Chen v. Holder, Attorney General

The court granted a petition for review of the Board’s denial of a motion to reopen removal proceedings.

1 April 2015 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Forced sterilization / Abortion - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: China - United States of America

Sirbu v. Holder, Attorney General

Petition for review granted on grounds that both the Immigration Judge and the BIA applied the wrong legal standard ("The immigration judge made a clear legal error by concluding that the 'facts do not compel a finding that [the applicant] suffered past persecution'”.), and case remanded for further proceedings.

20 May 2013 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Countries: Moldova, Republic of - United States of America

Chen v. Holder, Attorney General

Case remanded on grounds that the BIA failed to investigate whether the applicant faced a substantial risk of compulsory sterilization if removed.

9 May 2013 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Countries: China - United States of America

Cece v. Holder, Attorney General

Court granted review of denial of application on the grounds that membership in a particular social group (young Albanian women in danger of being trafficked for prostitution) had not been established. Previously review was denied (see attachment).

31 May 2012 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Prostitution / Commercial sex work - Social group persecution - Trafficking in persons | Countries: Albania - United States of America

Escobar v Holder

7 September 2011 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Refugee / Asylum law - Social group discrimination - Social group persecution | Countries: Colombia - United States of America

Sarhan v Holder, Attorney General

Petitions for Review from an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (Nos. A 076 766 381, A 076 766 390). Petitions for Review Granted and Cases Remanded.

2 September 2011 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Honour killings - Muslim - Social group persecution - Women-at-risk | Countries: Jordan - United States of America

Ni v Holder, Attorney General

Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Agency No. A72-368-644. Petition Denied.

25 March 2011 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Christian - Freedom of religion - Persecution of family members - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: China - United States of America

Kone v. Holder

31 August 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Family reunification - Immigration law | Countries: Mali - United States of America

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