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Immigration – BIA must consider petitioner’s age at time of alleged persecution (access required)

Where the resident of El Salvador was only 15 when members of the MS-13 gang beat him and made death threats, the immigration court erred by not taking his age into account when analyzing his past persecution and fear of future persecution for purposes of asylum. Background When he was 15 years old, Hernan Portillo-Flores, a resident ...

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