Justices Won't Hear Asylum Case Involving Gang Threats

Law360, New York (October 30, 2017, 9:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to take up the case of an immigrant family denied asylum despite threats by gang members back in Mexico, squashing an opportunity to decide whether the Board of Immigration Appeal's asylum standards are unreasonable.

Yolanda Sanchez-Ochoa, Jose Perez-Murillo and their son Hector Perez-Sanchez had asked the high court to hear their case after the Sixth Circuit back in May affirmed the BIA's denial of their asylum request. The BIA had found that the social group the family had been persecuted for belonging to back in Mexico — all persons in Mexico who are not associated with a...

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