Trump Appointee Rules in Favor of Deported Mother in Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Trump Appointee Rules in Favor of Deported Mother in Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals On January 17, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in favour of a Mexican mother of four who had been deported the previous year despite the fact that she had been threatened by a drug cartel in her native country. After new evidence following her father’s kidnapping, Maribel Trujillo Diaz had motioned the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to reopen her proceedings. They rejected her appeal on the grounds that “she failed to show that she would be singled out individually for persecution based on her family membership”. After reviewing the BIA’s decision, a federal court in Cincinnati ordered immigration officials to review her case. Despite the fact that many see Trujillo Diaz’s case as an example of the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration, the circuit court’s opinion was written by Judge John K.…

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