Appeals of Board of Immigration Appeals Decisions
Petitioner was threatened,
harassed, Fined, Detained and beaten because he opposed systemic government corruption,
perpetrated by a powerful politician and government official, Including the extortion of bribes.
The Board of Immigration Appeals erred in concluding that he was ineligible for asylum for failing to establish a nexus between his mistreatment and a protected ground under 8 U.S.C.
Section 1101(a)(42)(A) because petitioner’s whistleblowing activity–including filing a complaint with a judge,
Organizing fellow business owners to fight the extortion and holding several rallies and strikes to publicize the corruption,
Because of his whistleblowing activity.
The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) erred in concluding that “criminal misconduct,”
Rather than foreign government,
Petitioner’s mistreatment where evidence,
National security service officers,
Where petitioner established to new determination whether he was eligible for asylum,
He also entitled to withholding of removal.
Baghdasaryan v. Holder – filed January 13, 2010
Cite as 05-72416