EMEME v. ASHCROFT, 03-1386
In making his credibility assessment, IJ failed to consider Ethiopian alien's ability to comprehend the questions posed to her in Italian at the credible fear interview. A determination of her Italian language skills is of crucial import to the disposition of her asylum application.
- Argued 12/05/2003
- Decided 02/12/2004
- Published 02/12/2004
- FLAUM, Chief Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and MANION and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Babatunda A. Irukera (argued), Olusola O. Oyeyemi, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner.
- For Appellees:
- George P. Katsivalis, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the District Counsel, Chicago, IL, Hillel R. Smith (argued), Department of Justice, Civil Division, Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for Respondent.