United States First Circuit

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Sihotang v. Sessions, 17-2183

Granted an Indonesian national's petition for review of a decision denying his motion to reopen removal proceedings. The evangelical Christian, who alleged he would be persecuted based on his religion if returned to his homeland, argued that the Board of Immigration Appeals should have granted his motion to reopen his decade-old removal proceedings, because he had shown a material change in country conditions and had made a prima-facie showing of eligibility for asylum. Finding some merit in his arguments for reopening, the First Circuit vacated and remanded for further proceedings.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/08/15


  • Selya


  • United States First Circuit


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