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Tegegn v. Holder, Attorney General

Petition for review granted and remanded for review of whether claimant had a subjectively genuine and objectively reasonable well founded fear of future persecution.

11 January 2013 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit | Countries: Ethiopia - United States of America

Mambwe v. Holder, Attorney General

Petition for Review from the Board of Immigration Appeals.

16 July 2009 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit | Topic(s): Ceasefire - Civil war - Internal armed conflict - Peace agreements - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution | Countries: Angola - United States of America

Zacarias-Velasquez v. Mukasey, Attorney General

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

4 December 2007 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Civil war - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Deportation / Forcible return - Non-state agents of persecution - Peace agreements - Persecution based on political opinion - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Guatemala - United States of America

Shahinaj v. Gonzales

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

2 April 2007 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity | Countries: Albania - United States of America

Abraham Brima Bah v. Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General

Appeal from the Board of Immigration Appeals. Submitted: January 13, 2006; Filed: May 15, 2006.

15 May 2006 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit | Topic(s): Burden of proof - Changes of circumstances in home country - Country of origin information (COI) - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Temporary protection - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: United States of America

Gebremaria v. Ashcroft

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

2 August 2004 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Disappeared persons - HIV and AIDS - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members | Countries: Ethiopia - United States of America

Randhir K. Singh v. Immigration and Naturalization Service

Submitted: 10 May, 1994; Filed; 6 June, 1994.

6 June 1994 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit | Topic(s): Denial of refugee status - Deportation / Forcible return - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom of expression - Freedom of speech - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Guyana - United States of America

Saeed Ghasemimehr v. Immigration and Naturalization Service

Submitted: 25 October, 1993; Filed: 29 October, 1993

29 October 1993 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit | Topic(s): Denial of refugee status - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom of expression - Freedom of speech - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - United States of America

Ahmed El Balguiti v. Immigration and Naturalization Service

Submitted: 14 September, 1993; Filed: 27 September, 1993

27 September 1993 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit | Topic(s): Denial of refugee status - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom of expression - Freedom of speech - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Morocco - United States of America

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