The lead respondent of this case was a citizen from Guatemala who had suffered extensive abuse in the hands of her husband. On many occasions, the lead respondent suffered from weekly beatings, burns from having paint thinner thrown on her, a broken nose, and rape.
The applicant is a Japanese national who is applying for a treaty investor status on his arrival to the United States. The applicant is a highly skilled chef in a specific Japanese form of cooking and has come to assist another treaty investor business by training US citizens in this particular form of cooking.
The case concerns a Pakistani immigrant appealing to reclassify himself as an investor and a non preference immigrant after he failed to maintain his legal status. The issue comes in proving that the applicant has had the $10,000 invested in a business per the regulations of section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
In order to be eligible for asylum, you must have suffered past persecution and/or have a well-founded fear of persecution. A well-founded fear of persecution means that you will suffer from persecution in your country should you be forced to return.
In BIA cases, your case may be decided by an individual judge or a three-member panel. It may be possible for you to have your case adjudicated by a three-member panel if your case fits one of the following six categories.