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Court Upholds Denial of Withholding of Removal to Honduran Petitioner Who Refused to Join Gang

The Fifth Circuit upheld the BIA’s conclusion that the petitioner’s proposed social groups—including Honduran women who have been targeted for and resisted gang recruitment after the murder of a gang-associated partner—were not cognizable. 

CA1 Rejects Gang-Related Withholding Claim

The court found that the petitioner, who argued he was a target of gang recruitment and a returnee to El Salvador who would be perceived as wealthy, did not establish membership in a particular social group.

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