Thursday, August 6, 2009
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit granted the petition for review in a case of a Mexican citizen who the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) denied him deferred removal under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”). Ramirez Peyro claimed that if removed to Mexico, he will be tortured or killed in retribution for his actions as a government informant. Narcosphere reports this about the case: "U.S. Appeals Court sides with House of Death informant — again. The U.S. government’s ongoing, four-year effort to deport the House of Death informant back to a certain death in Mexico has once again hit a roadblock in the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. That court today ruled that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) erred in reversing an immigration court judge’s most recent decision to grant the informant, Guillermo Ramirez Peyro, relief under the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT)."