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Truong v. Holder, Attorney General

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

27 July 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Effective protection - Non-state agents of persecution - Safe third country - State protection - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Viet Nam

Velasco-Cervantes v. Holder, Attorney General

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

27 January 2010 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Topic(s): Grounds for persecution - Non-state agents of persecution - Smuggling of persons - Social group persecution - Trafficking in persons - Well-founded fear of persecution - Witnesses | Countries: Mexico - United States of America

Santos-Lemus v. Mukasey

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals Argued and Submitted 10 June 2008 San Francisco, California.

9 August 2008 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Topic(s): Grounds for persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Social group persecution - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: El Salvador - United States of America

Qu v. Gonzales, Attorney General

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

8 March 2005 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Topic(s): Burden of proof - Deportation / Forcible return - Sexual and reproductive rights - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: China - United States of America

Yi Quan Chen v. Immigration and Naturalization Service

On Remand from the United States Supreme Court.

25 April 2003 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Topic(s): Changes of circumstances in home country - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: China - United States of America

Geovanni Hernandez-Montiel v. Immigration and Naturalization Service

Comment/Note in: Harvard Law Review, Volume 114, June 2001, No. 8, p. 2569-2575.

24 August 2000 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Topic(s): Social group persecution - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Mexico - United States of America

Duarte de Guinac v. INS

8 June 1999 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Guatemala - United States of America

David Eduardo Gutierrez, Maritza Del Carmen Gutierrez-Lopez v. Immigration and Naturalization Service

Submitted: 10 June, 1996; Filed: 8 August, 1996 The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument

8 August 1996 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Denial of refugee status - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Nicaragua - United States of America

Maria A. Vado-Marenco v. Immigration and Naturalization Service

Submitted: 10 June, 1996; Filed: 1 August, 1996 The panel unanimously found this case suitable for decision without oral argument

1 August 1996 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Denial of refugee status - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Nicaragua - United States of America

Kulwinder Singh Wraich v. Immigration and Naturalization Service

Submitted: 12 July, 1996; Filed: 23 July, 1996 The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for submission on the record and briefs and without oral argument

23 July 1996 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Topic(s): Denial of refugee status - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom of expression - Freedom of speech - Persecution based on political opinion - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: India - United States of America

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