Immigration Review

Ep. 34 - Precedential Decisions from 12/14/20 - 12/20/2020 (expert testimony; asylum - nexus; reasonable relocation; motion to reopen based on change of law; CIMT and recklessness)

December 21, 2020
Immigration Review
Ep. 34 - Precedential Decisions from 12/14/20 - 12/20/2020 (expert testimony; asylum - nexus; reasonable relocation; motion to reopen based on change of law; CIMT and recklessness)
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[2:22] Matter of M-A-M-Z-, 28 I&N Dec. 173 (BIA 2020)  

  • asylum; expert testimony; particular social group; nexus; family-based groups; cartels in Mexico; Ren v. Holder, continuances, and corroborating evidence 

 

[7:56] Marquez-Paz v. Barr, No. 19-2230 (1st Cir. Dec. 18, 2020) 

  • asylum; withholding of removal; nexus to a protected ground; Honduran landowners 

 

[9:41] Addo v. Barr, No. 18-9560 (10th Cir. Dec. 14, 2020) 

  • asylum; Ghana; reasonable relocation; tribes 


[14:38] Hernandez-Alvarez v. Barr, No. 20-1459 (7th Cir. Dec. 16, 2020) 

  • motion  to reconsider; motion to reopen; equitable tolling; departure bar; sexual abuse of a minor aggravated felony; change in law 

 

[22:05] Smith v. U.S. Att’y Gen., No. 19-12622 (11th Cir. Dec. 18, 2020) 

  • CIMT; Florida vehicular homicide; Fla. Stat. § 782.071; reckless mens rea; vile or depraved conduct 

 



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Matter of M-A-M-Z-, 28 I&N Dec. 173 (BIA 2020)
Marquez-Paz v. Barr (1st Cir. Dec. 18, 2020)
Addo v. Barr (10th Cir. Dec. 14, 2020)
Hernandez-Alvarez v. Barr (7th Cir. Dec. 16, 2020)
Smith v. U.S. Att’y Gen. (11th Cir. Dec. 18, 2020)