8th Circ. Affirms BIA Denial Of Asylum To Russian Man

Law360, New York (September 15, 2016, 6:56 PM EDT) — The Eighth Circuit on Wednesday turned down a petition for a review of a Board of Immigration Appeals decision that denied a Russian national’s petition for asylum, saying that the man provided inconsistent testimony and evidence to show that he had faced discrimination based on his Georgian ethnicity.

In a published opinion, the three-judge panel rejected Gerakl Pavlovich Chakhov’s argument that the immigration judge and the BIA erred in determining that he was not credible because of inconsistencies and lack of corroborating evidence to support his…

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