Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Zhao v. Mukasey (9th Cir. - Aug. 26, 2008)

Some cases are fairly simple.

You're a married couple from China. You are practitioners of Falun Gong. You've got a good (and credible) story of religious persecution by Chinese authorities. And you filed an affirmative asylum claim within a year of coming to the United States (i.e., the DHS didn't catch you).

Plus you've got Judge Reinhardt on the panel, and he writes the opinion.

In such a setting, you're going to be granted asylum.