Thursday, February 9th, 2017

CA2 on Social Group, Mixed Motive: Diallo v. Holder (unpub.)

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C. Mario Russell writes: "Please join me in congratulating Elizabeth Fitzgerald, St. John's Law School Refugee and Immigrant Rights Clinic (2011-2012), whose petition for review in the asylum case of Amadou Diallo was granted last week by the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. (Decision attached).  St. John's Law School and Catholic Charities, who supervises the law school's immigration litigation clinic, retained the matter for representation before the Court of Appeals after it had been denied by the Board of Immigration Appeals.  Mr. Diallo, from Guinea, is the son of a political activist whom the secret service in Guinea was trying to locate and arrest.   When Mr. Diallo was 17 years old government forces came