Thursday, July 10, 2008

Posner Strikes Again!

It is fair to say -- as we have -- that Judge Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit has been critical of the Board of Immigration Appeals.  Here is his latest on the Board's treatment of an asylum claim based on forced sterilization for violation of the one-child rule:  Posnerr "If the Board’s view is as represented by the government’s lawyer, and were sustained, the Board would have handed to the world’s persecutors a formula for preventing victims of persecution from obtaining asylum in the United States. All a persecuting government would have to do would be to impose a fine in excess of the victim’s ability to pay, with death as the back-up punishment if the victim was (as he would be) unable to pay the fine." Lin v. Mukasey, July 8, 2008.  Download lin2072078081.txt


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