Vrljicak v. Holder

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
No. 12-1516
Decision Date: 
November 20, 2012
Federal District: 
Petition for Review, Order of Bd. of Immigration Appeals
Holding: 
Petition denied
IJ denied alien’s asylum application on ground that alien had failed to seek asylum relief within one year of entering U.S. As such, Ct. of Appeals lacked jurisdiction under 8 USC section 1158(a)(3) to review Bd.’s conclusion that alien’s asylum request was untimely. Fact that alien waited over 180 days beyond one-year deadline to file asylum request due to belief that conditions in Serbia would improve did not render instant delay reasonable.