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9th Circ. Tells BIA That Killings Constitute Torture

Law360, Los Angeles (December 1, 2016, 10:14 PM EST) -- The Board of Immigration Appeals incorrectly upheld an immigration judge's inference that killing does not constitute torture, the Ninth Circuit said in a published decision Wednesday, while also ruling that the gang described by the Salvadoran immigrant seeking to stay in the U.S. wasn't a particular enough social group to merit a withdrawal from deportation.

Wilfredo Garay Reyes appealed a Board of Immigration Appeals decision that affirmed an immigration judge’s order denying his bid to resist deportation.  Garay argued that if he was forced to go...
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