United States First Circuit

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Justo v. Sessions , 17-1457

Reversed the denial of asylum status to a Mexican man who claimed that his life was under threat in Mexico as Mexican police would be unable to protect him from gang members who had murdered his son and continued to target him and his family. While the immigration judge accepted his assertions, the Board of Immigration Appeals found the judge's conclusion clearly erroneous. In reversing and remanding, the First Circuit emphasized that the Mexican government's willingness to protect the man was not the same thing as its actual ability to do so.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/07/16

Judges

  • Lipez

Court

  • United States First Circuit

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