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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

Martinez-Buendia v. Holder, Attorney General of the United States

Petition for Review of a Decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals.

10 August 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Social group persecution - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Colombia - United States of America

Chen v. Holder, Attorney General of the United States

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

28 April 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Convention against Torture (CAT) - Forced sterilization / Abortion - Livelihoods - One-child policy / Family planning - Persecution based on political opinion - Social group persecution - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: China - United States of America

Hassan v. Holder, Attorney General

Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (No. A99-023-706).

2 July 2009 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Combatants / Former combatants - Credibility assessment - Oromo - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Political groups | Countries: Ethiopia - United States of America

Ahmed M. Doumbia v. Alberto R. Gonzales

Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. No. A97 101 783. Argued November 1, 2006 Decided January 4, 2007.

4 January 2007 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Criminal justice - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution | Countries: Côte d'Ivoire - United States of America

Donald Hanaj v. Alberto R. Gonzales

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

3 May 2006 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Deportation / Forcible return - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Kosovar - Persecution based on political opinion - Proof of nationality - Witnesses | Countries: Serbia - United States of America

Aicha Diallo v. Alberto R. Gonzales, Attorney General

Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Unpublished Order (Not to be cited per Circuit Rule 53).

6 April 2006 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Changes of circumstances in home country - Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: Guinea - United States of America

Bucur v. Immigration and Naturalization Service

26 March 1997 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Hungarians - Jehovah's Witness - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Uzbek | Countries: Romania - United States of America

Dobrican v. Immigration and Naturalization Service

Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals No. A70 486 005.

22 February 1996 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Jehovah's Witness - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Romania - United States of America

Teofilo Jusay Cuevas and Felisa Marasigna Cuevas v. Immigration and Naturalization Service

Argued: 30 November, 1994; Decided: 4 January, 1995

4 January 1995 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Denial of refugee status - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom of expression - Freedom of speech - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Philippines - United States of America

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