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Velasquez-Otero v. Holder

Petition for certiorari denied on October 29, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-1321 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012
 
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Issue: Whether the Board of Immigration Appeals’ unexplained addition of the social visibility requirement for asylum -- that those seeking asylum based on “membership in a particular social group” prove that their claimed groups are socially visible -- under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(42)(A) is arbitrary or capricious under the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. § 706(2)(A), or unreasonable under Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Natural Res. Def. Council.

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