Monday, June 11th, 2018

CA1 on Well-Founded Fear, Pakistan: Khattak v. Holder

"While  we  will  not  reverse  the  BIA's  findings where the evidence at least admits the possibility of a conclusion in accord with the BIA's, "we will remand if the agency fails to state 'with sufficient particularity and clarity the reasons for denial of asylum' or otherwise to 'offer legally sufficient reasons for its decision.'"  Mihaylov, 379 F.3d at 21 (quoting Gailius, 147 F.3d  at  46-47);  see  also  Jalloh  v. Ashcroft,  103  F.  App'x  402, 406-07  (1st  Cir.  2004)  (distinguishing  between standard  for reversal and standard for remand).  Here, we are not satisfied that either the IJ or the BIA has "present[ed] a reasoned analysis of the evidence as a whole."  Jabri v. Holder, 675 F.3d 20, 24 (1st Cir. 2012).  Accordingly, the petition for review is granted; the order of the BIA is vacated;