Monday, June 11th, 2018

CA10 on Nepal; Asylum, Withholding, CAT: Raj Karki v. Holder

"The agency’s decision to deny Petitioner’s claims for asylum and restriction on removal cannot be upheld on any of the grounds given by the BIA. … The record as a whole simply does not support the BIA’s conclusion that Petitioner failed to show that public officials in Nepal would likely acquiesce in his torture by the Maoists if he returns to Nepal. We accordingly grant the petition for review as to Petitioner’s CAT claim as well." – Raj Karki v. Holder, Apr. 30, 2013.  [Hats off to Khagendra Gharti-Chhetry!]