Immigration Agency Scolded Over Denying Yemeni’s Asylum Request

Sept. 23, 2021, 1:59 PM

The Board if Immigration Appeals’ conclusion that a Yemeni immigrant who had been kidnapped, tortured, and was facing a decade in prison wasn’t entitled to asylum in the U.S. was “utterly unsupported by the record,” the Third Circuit said.

Adel Ghanem presented credible evidence of his prior persecution and that if he returned to Yemen he could get a 10-year sentence for not supporting the Houthi regime, the opinion by Judge Cheryl Ann Krause said.

The evidence “not only fails to support the BIA’s determination that Ghanem did not demonstrate a nexus between the persecution he suffered and a protected ...

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