This week we are learning about asylum. We learned that in order to apply for asylum, the applicant must have
experienced a form of “persecution” in their home country.
Attached are two BIA cases (CAL.pdf and AEM.pdf). Please pick one of the attached cases to review. Please
submit your essay in Word document in this assignment.
Your essay should include the following information: Who were the parties? What happened that led to this
case? What lower courts heard the case and what did they decide? What did the Board of Immigration Appeals
decide and what was their reasoning? What cases did the Court use to help them with their decision? What
was the end result of the case? Has the case had impact on society or do you think it will in the future?
Your paper should be 1-2 pages long. Points will be deducted for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.
Please proofread your work – most errors are easily corrected by proofreading. When citing legal cases the
case names should be done in standard Bluebook format. Example: York v. Smith, 65 U.S. 294 (1995). For
further information see citation and look under the “How to Cite” section.

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