Immigration Board Read Torture Rule Too Narrowly: 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (October 19, 2016, 9:07 PM EDT) — A Mexican immigrant who claims that if deported he will be persecuted by a Sinaloa drug cartel with the “acquiescence” of Mexican officials has been granted another chance to fight removal, with the Third Circuit finding Wednesday that the Board of Immigration Appeals construed the “acquiescence” standard too narrowly.

In a per curiam decision, a three-judge panel vacated the removal order against Rafael Guerrero and sent the case back to the appeals board to determine whether he’s eligible for relief under the Convention Against Torture….

Source: Law360