In an interesting procedural posture, the Eighth Circuit affirmed all of the agency's denials of a petitioner's applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture, as well as the denial of his motion to reopen.  The Immigration Judge had denied the petitioner's application for voluntary departure as well, which he had appealed to the Board of Immigration Appeals.  The Board of Immigration Appeals had failed to address the voluntary departure denial, and the Eighth Circuit remanded specifically for the Board of Immigration Appeals to issue a decision on the voluntary departure application.




The full text of Ademo v. Lynch can be found here: