Petition for review of a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) denying petitioner's application for asylum is granted and remanded where substantial evidence does not support the BIA's conclusion that petitioner did not experience past persecution in the Ivory Coast, as petitioner directly witnessed abduction of her father by a group that she can definitively identify as having directly and unambiguously threatened her with harm as well.
On Petition for Review of a Final Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (Agency No. A97 530 153)Argued March 5, 2009
Opinion Filed September 4, 2009
Counsel for Appellant: Camile J. Mackler, Law Office of Theresa Napolitano.
Counsel for Appellee: Jeffrey S. Buckholtz, Emily Ann Radford, Patrick J. Glen, Craig Alan Newell, Jr.