Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
In a petition for review of petitioner's application for withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture, the petition is denied where the government met its burden of showing that it had "reasonable grounds" to regard petitioner as "a danger to national security," and thus the BIA's decision was supported by substantial evidence.
Argued and Submitted April 9, 2008
Filed September 19, 2008
Amended August 10, 2009
Opinion by Judge McKeown
Frederic C. Tausend, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, LLP, Seattle, WA