No Asylum For Cameroon Gay Rights Backer, 11th Circ. Says

By Tiffany Hu (April 20, 2018, 5:38 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit refused to hear arguments Thursday by a Cameroonian man after the Board of Immigration Appeals turned down his bid for asylum, finding that he did not suffer persecution by the African nation's police for his views on gay rights.

The panel found that Che Eric Sama failed to prove that he had suffered past persecution in his home country, agreeing with the board's decision finding insufficient evidence of persecution by Cameroon's government or its unwillingness to protect him.

The panel also determined that Sama did not have a "well-founded fear" of persecution if he returned to Cameroon, noting...

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