Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Asylum Handbook

I recently ran across this handy little pdf file from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals which lists all the precedent cases involving asylum, withholding, and claims under the Convention Against Torture and thought I should post it on my blog site.

I will be drafting an opening brief to the Ninth Circuit on a CAT claim involving a Mexican National who was tortured by the drug cartel in a kidnapping for ransom scheme. The IJ and the BIA both conceded that he in fact was tortured, but held that he could safely relocate inside of Mexico. Our argument is that the breakdown of law and order inside of Mexico is so severe that there is no safe location in Mexico where the narco-gangs do not have influence or actual control.

9th Circuit Asylum Precedent Handbook -

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