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Henriquez-Rivas v. Holder, Attorney General

Petition for review granted on grounds that witnesses who testify against gang members may constitute a particular social group despite a lack of social visibility.

13 February 2013 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Countries: El Salvador - United States of America

Delgado v. Holder, Attorney General

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

19 August 2011 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Topic(s): Non-refoulement | Countries: El Salvador - United States of America

Delgado v. Holder, Attorney General

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

17 April 2009 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Deportation / Forcible return - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - National security / Public order | Countries: El Salvador - 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

Arteaga v. Mukasey

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals, Argued and Submitted 8 June 2007 in Pasadena, California.

27 December 2007 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Topic(s): Acts of persecution - Grounds for persecution - Social group persecution | Countries: El Salvador - United States of America

Reyes-Reyes v. Ashcroft

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

13 September 2004 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Topic(s): Abduction - Effective protection - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity - SGBV - Social group persecution | Countries: El Salvador - United States of America

Tito Imer Alvarenga-Villalobos v. John Ashcroft, Attorney General of the United States, Charles H. Demore, District Director, Immigration and Naturalization Service

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California Vaughn R. Walker, District Judge, Presiding Submitted: November 5, 2001

26 November 2001 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return | Countries: El Salvador - United States of America

Mario Ernesto Navas v. Immigration and Naturalization Service

Petition for Review from the Board of Immigration Appeals. Argued and Submitted: November 1, 1999 Filed: June 20, 2000

20 June 2000 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Countries: El Salvador - United States of America

Silvia Rivera-Moreno, aka Vilma Aracely Argueta v. Immigration and Naturalization Service

Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Submitted: December 9, 1999 Filed: May 23, 2000.

23 May 2000 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Topic(s): Freedom of expression - Freedom of speech - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: El Salvador - United States of America

Rafael Santos Leiva-Montalvo v. Immigration and Naturalization Service

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

22 April 1999 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) | Countries: El Salvador - United States of America

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