United States Seventh Circuit

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Cecaj v. Gonzales, 05-1882

Petition for review of denial of asylum and order of removal is granted and the case remanded to the BIA where the immigration judge placed the burden of showing a well-founded fear of persecution on the petitioner instead of the government after erroneously holding that the petitioner had not suffered past persecution.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 02/15/2006
  • Decided 03/15/2006
  • Published 03/15/2006


  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, ROVNER, and SYKES, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • William M. Sharma-Crawford (argued), Overland Park, KS, for Petitioners.

  • For Appellees:
  • Kenyanna Scott (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Chicago, IL, for Respondent.