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Taslimi v. Holder, No. 05-71006

In a petition for review of the BIA's order finding petitioner statutorily ineligible for asylum, the petition is granted where the BIA was required to determine whether, in an exercise of discretion, petitioner merited a grant of asylum under 8 U.S.C. section 1158(b).

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted December 10, 2008

Filed January 4, 2010


Opinion by Judge Pregerson


For Petitioner:

Haleh Mansouri, Los Angeles, CA

For Respondent:

Stuart Nickum, Department of Justice Trial Attorney, Washington, DC