Author: Mark Prada

11th Circuit Asylum Update: Pattern and Practice Claims, and the Mixed Motive Standard

Recently, the 11th Circuit published a precedent decision dismissing a petition for review of the denial of an asylum application.  There is a lengthy discussion about the difference between individualized persecution claims, and claims involving a pattern and practice of persecution.  The main thrust of the case was a discussion about the Ninth Circuit’s “‘disfavored […]