Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
In a petition for review of the BIA's order denying petitioner's asylum application, the petition is denied where: 1) the BIA's conclusion that an involuntary IUD insertion was not an "involuntary sterilization" was permissible under Chevron; and 2) thus, the BIA's interpretation that a forced IUD insertion is not a per se ground for granting asylum is entitled to deference.
Argued November 23, 2009
Filed January 12, 2010
Davi X. Feng, New York, NY
Kiley L. Kane, Michael F. Hertz and Jennifer L. Lightbody, Office of Immigration Litigation, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC