Split 9th Circ. Upholds Deportation Of Indonesian Parents

Law360, New York (September 16, 2016, 4:44 PM EDT) — In a split decision, the Ninth Circuit refused Thursday to grant a petition for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals decision that denied a bid by two Indonesians to reopen their deportation proceedings, with the majority saying the board did not abuse its discretion.

U.S. Circuit Judges Jay Bybee and N. Randy Smith found that Henri Nababan and Harlena Rose Silalahi failed to show they would face discrimination in Indonesia because they are Christian, agreeing with the BIA’s conclusion that violence against Christians is not…

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