Monday, March 2, 2009
The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota and Latham & Watkins are requesting that Attorney General Eric Holder certify and reverse the Board of Immigration Appeals' July 2008 gang decision in Matter of S-E-G- (Download seg.pdf ). The decision denied asylum to three Salvadoran teenagers who fled in 2004 to escape conscription by a violent gang. The attorneys also have requested DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, asking that she exercise her own authority to certify the BIA ruling S-E-G- to the AG. Copies of the letters making the requests are posted here. Download segag_certification_final.pdf Download segdhs_certification_final.pdf
Legal Times has an article on the request.
The ball is in the court of Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano.