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Mendoza Pablo v. Holder, 667 F.3d 1308 (9th Cir. 2012).

Case Conclusion Date: 02.07.2012

Practice Area: Immigration

Outcome: Petition for review granted

Description: This case involved a Mam Mayan man whose family was massacred during the Guatemalan civil war. The court was considering a petition for review of the denial of his asylum application. I argued the case before the Ninth Circuit, which granted the petition in a published opinion. The court found that where a family is severely persecuted and there is a close relationship between that persecution and a mother's inability to provide the basic necessities to her child (in this case because the mother was unable to breastfeed due to nutritional deprivation while hiding in a forest), the harms were persecution of the child. The audio recording and opinion are located here:

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