Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Unpub. (Pro Se) BIA CAT Victory: Gay Men Subject to Torture in Jamaica; Bromfield Cited

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Matter of X-, June 7, 2012, unpub. - "As urged by the applicant on appeal, the evidence in the record indicates that the situation in Jamaica involves more than isolated instances of discrimination or harassment based on homophobic societal attitudes in Jamaica. Specifically, we consider that the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Report on Country Conditions in Jamaica for 2010 (Exh. 7), does not describe minor problems or isolated incidents of random violence, but rather, it makes clear that homosexuals in Jamaica are the victims of targeted violence by private and government officials on account of their sexual orientation.  The Immigration Judge's decision makes no mention of the pattern and practice of societal violence directed at homosexuals in Jamaica-a violence which is either