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Ortega v. Lynch, 14-1780

In an immigration action, the Board of Immigration Appeals decision denying petitioner's request for asylum and withholding of removal are reversed where petitioner successfully demonstrated that his membership in the Salvadoran MS-13 gang established a nexus between a proposed social group and persecution under 8 U.S.C. Section 1231(b)(3)(A). The court remanded the case to determine whether petitioner's proposed social group is cognizable under the Immigration and Naturalization Act.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2015/11/25


  • WYNN


  • United States Fourth Circuit