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Agbor v. Gonzales, 06-2015

Petition for review of a denial of asylum is granted and the underlying decision vacated where both the IJ and the BIA disregarded critical evidence in the petitioners' favor, and their reasons for discounting the petitioners' fears of persecution after refusing to undergo female circumcision were problematic.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/23/2007
  • Decided 05/25/2007
  • Published 05/25/2007


  • WILLIAMS, Circuit Judge., Before FLAUM, KANNE, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Rekha Sharma-Crawford (argued), W. Michael Sharma-Crawford, Overland Park, KS, for Petitioners.

  • For Appellees:
  • Kenneth W. Rosenberg, Department of Justice, Tax Division, Appellate Section, Washington, DC, Karen Lundgren, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Counsel, Chicago, IL, Dalin Holyoak (argued), Department of Justice, Civil Division, Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for Respondent.