CLINIC Files Amicus Brief Challenging IJ's Reliance on DOS Human Rights Report

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November 5, 2020
On Nov. 3, 2020 CLINIC and the University of Minnesota Law School’s Immigration and Human Rights Clinic filed an amicus brief in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the immigration judge's reliance on a Department of State Human Rights Report in denying the applicant's asylum claim from Honduras. The brief criticizes DOS Human Rights reports as not providing comprehensive information and for becoming increasingly politicized. CLINIC is especially grateful to UMN Professor Stephen Meili, as well as the clinical students, Ryan Rainey, Yemaya Hanna, Patrick Murray and Kristin Trapp, for their tireless work on this brief.