2nd Circ. Revives Asylum Plea From Chinese National

By Tiffany Hu (January 3, 2019, 4:05 PM EST) -- A Chinese man who was denied asylum due to inconsistencies in his testimony may be eligible for asylum, the Second Circuit ruled Thursday, with the panel finding the discrepancies to be minor and some of them, like those involving dates, quickly corrected.

The Board of Immigration Appeals erred in upholding an immigration judge's denial of Chinese citizen and native Dian Yu Jiang's application for asylum and other relief, the panel said in a six-page summary order. While Jiang had gotten certain dates mixed up in his testimony, it seemed more likely that this was due to a misunderstanding through translation than...

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