Practice Pointer: Matter of L-E-A-

  • Organization: CLINIC
  • Document Type: Training materials
  • Date Created: Friday, August 02, 2019
  • Attachment(s): LINK

On July 29, 2019 the attorney general issued a decision, Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 581 (A.G. 2019), overturning the part of the 2017 Board of Immigration Appeals decision in this case discussing whether Mr. L-E-A-’s proposed particular social group is cognizable. While the attorney general’s decision uses sweeping language about family-based particular social groups, the holding essentially states that each claim must be analyzed on a case-by-case basis. This practice pointer summarizes the decision and gives practitioners tips on how to represent asylum seekers with family-based claims going forward.

  • Social Group
  • Other Political Asylum