R.R.D. v. Holder

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
No. 13-2141
Decision Date: 
March 19, 2014
Federal District: 
Petition for Review, Order of Bd. Of Immigration Appeals
Petition granted
Record failed to support IJ’s denial of asylum request by alien (native of Mexico), where alien asserted that he suffered from persecution by various drug organizations due to fact that alien had arrested hundreds of suspected drug traffickers in his capacity as police official. IJ and Bd. erroneously concluded that “effective honest police officer” was not protected social group, and remand was required to allow Bd. to consider whether Mexican govt. was willing and able to protect alien from threats made to him by drug organizations.