United States Ninth Circuit

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Mejia v. Sessions, 15-70155

Granting the petition for review of a BIA dismissal of an appeal from an immigration judge's denial of claims for asylum and other relief in a case where the petitioner, a Guatemalan national, showed signs of mental incompetency during the proceedings and the immigration judge abused their discretion when they failed to determine whether procedural safeguards were needed, as required under governing BIA precedent. The case was remanded for further proceedings..

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  • Argued
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  • Decided
  • Published 2017/08/29




  • United States Ninth Circuit


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