TOPTCHEV v. IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION SERV., 01-1508
Bulgaria citizens were properly denied asylum, despite evidence of past persecution, where the presumption of future persecution was adequately rebutted given the passage of time since departure, and the country's progress toward democracy.
- Decided 07/03/2002
- Published 07/03/2002
- ILANA DIAMOND ROVNER, Circuit Judge., Before RIPPLE, KANNE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- James R. Patterson, II (Argued), San Diego, CA, for Petitioners.
- For Appellees:
- George P. Katsivalis, Immigration & Naturalization Service, Chicago, IL, Margaret Kuehne Taylor (Argued), Department of Justice, Civil Division, Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, John D. Ashcroft, Attorney General of the United States, Washington, DC, for Respondents.