Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
Ly v. Holder, 09-2529, concerned a Cambodian citizen's petition for review of a final order of the BIA upholding an IJ's denial of his request for asylum and related relief. In denying the petition, the court held that substantial evidence supported the BIA and IJ's findings that petitioner's fears of future harm were unrelated to a protected ground, and his remaining claims lack merit.
Aponte-Rosario v. Acevedo-Villa, 09-1200, concerned a challenge to the a grant of defendants' motion for summary judgment in plaintiffs' action against several officers of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration (PRPHA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), claiming that in preparing and approving an application for demolition of their housing project residents violated their statutory right to resident consultation under section 1437p of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 and other claims. In affirming the judgment, the court held that, there are no genuine issues of material fact as to PRPHA's compliance with resident consultation prior to filing an application for demolition with HUD, and district court's dismissal of plaintiffs' de facto demolition claim is affirmed as well.