Petition of the day

Petition of the dayThe petition of the day is: Xue v. Sessions 16-1274 Issues: (1) Whether an asylum applicant suffers “persecution” under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(42)(A) if he or she is forced to practice his or her religion in secret in order to avoid state-imposed punishment; and (2) whether a court of appeals reviews the Board of Immigration Appeals’ […]

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Petition of the day

The petition of the day is:

16-1274

Issues: (1) Whether an asylum applicant suffers “persecution” under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(42)(A) if he or she is forced to practice his or her religion in secret in order to avoid state-imposed punishment; and (2) whether a court of appeals reviews the Board of Immigration Appeals’ determination regarding the existence of persecution de novo (as a question of law) or for substantial evidence (as a question of fact), where all the underlying facts giving rise to the claim of persecution are undisputed.

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