Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

CA6 on Persecution, El Salvador: Torres-Vaquerano v. Holder (Unpub.)

"José Angel Torres-Vaquerano petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) affirmance of the Immigration Judge’s (IJ) decision denying his application for withholding of removal and humanitarian relief.  The IJ and BIA both found that Torres-Vaquerano presented no evidence that the undisputed past persecution, the torture and murder of his father and three cousins and death threats to him and his mother, was on account of his nuclear family’s blood relation to two members of the Salvadoran military.  Because that finding was unsupported by substantial evidence and we conclude that any reasonable adjudicator would be compelled to conclude to the contrary, we GRANT the petition for review and REMAND to the BIA." – Torres-Vaquerano v. Holder, June 18, 2013.  [Hats off to