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Immigration – Honduran man’s bid for asylum fails (access required)

Although a petitioner argued his status as a merchant in the formal Honduran economy was a “particular social group” that qualified for asylum, the Board of Immigration Appeals, or BIA, did not err in following its precedent, which holds the characteristics of this particular group are not sufficiently immutable. Background Noel Aristides Canales-Rivera, a native Honduran, claims ...

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