BIA Upheld 'Illogical' Deportation Ruling, 9th Circ. Says

Law360 (March 29, 2019, 4:52 PM EDT) -- The Board of Immigration Appeals must reconsider whether an immigrant from El Salvador can be granted relief from deportation under the Convention Against Torture, with the Ninth Circuit saying his application was denied based on an "illogical" reasoning.

The BIA had agreed that Juan Castillo’s petition should be denied because the immigration judge didn't find an expert's testimony about the dangers in El Salvador to be reliable. But the Ninth Circuit said that expert — presumably government consultant and gang expert Thomas Boerman — should have been given more credit. The ruling identifies him only by last name.

Specifically, the immigration judge...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Attached Documents

Related Sections

Government Agencies

Judge Analytics

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!