The Eighth Circuit has issued a new decision in its decision in Aguinada-Lopez addressing family-based social groups.  In the amended decision, the court assumed that family may form the basis of a particular social group, but found that the petitioner had not established a nexus between the harm he suffered and his family ties.  

The updated decision in Aguinada-Lopez v. Lynch can be found here:


My previous blog post about the original decision can be found here: