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United States Second Circuit

DIALLO v. INS, 98-4131

Asylum applicant not required to provide corroborating documentary evidence where he was functionally illiterate and where he alleged native government destroyed identifying documents as part of persecuting conduct.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 06/06/2000
  • Decided 11/13/2000
  • Published 11/13/2000


  • JOHN M. WALKER, JR., Chief Judge:, Before:  WALKER, Chief Judge, MESKILL, Circuit Judge, and HADEN, District Judge.


  • United States Second Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Michael Dion (Ogden N. Lewis, on the brief), Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York, N.Y. for Petitioner, Steven J. Kolleeny (Jennifer A. Ferrante, Eleanor Acer, of counsel, on the brief) for Amicus Curiae The Lawyers Committee for Human Rights

  • For Appellees:
  • Diogenes P. Kekatos, Assistant United States Attorney (Mary Jo White, United States Attorney, James A. O'Brien III, Special Assistant United States Attorney, Gideon A. Schor, Assistant United States Attorney, on the brief), Southern District of New York, New York, N.Y. for Respondent
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