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IJ Grants Withholding to Single Mother Fleeing Violence in Guatemala


The IJ granted withholding to a single Guatemalan woman and asylum to her two children, after giving de minimus weight to the record of sworn statement completed by CBP, which stated that the respondent was coming to the United States to work and had no fear of return. The court noted the long-standing phenomena repeated by a substantial percentage of asylum applicants who claim that they informed CBP of their fear of returning, but were told they did not have valid claims. Courtesy of Jacquelyn Kline.

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