Negusie v. Holder
|Negusie v. Holder|
|Argued November 5, 2008
Decided March 3, 2009
|Full case name||Daniel Girmai Negusie, Petitioner v. Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General|
|Citations||555 U.S. 511 (more)
129 S.Ct. 1159; 2008 US LEXIS 2444
|Prior history||Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit|
|Subsequent history||231 Fed. Appx. 325, reversed and remanded.|
|The BIA and Fifth Circuit misapplied Fedorenko as mandating that whether an alien is compelled to assist in persecution is immaterial for prosecutor-bar purposes. The BIA must interpret the statute, free from this mistaken legal premise, in the first instance|
|Majority||Kennedy, joined by Roberts, Scalia, Souter, Ginsburg, Alito|
|Concur/dissent||Stevens, joined by Breyer|
Negusie v. Holder (formerly Negusie v. Mukasey), 555 U.S. 511 (2009), was a legal case in which the United States Supreme Court agreed to review the issue whether the bar to asylum in the United States for persecutors applies to asylum applicants who have been the target of credible threats of harm or torture in their home countries if they refuse to further participate in the acts of persecution. At issue is whether Daniel Negusie, who says he was forced to assist in the mistreatment of prisoners in Eritrea under threat of execution, may nonetheless apply for asylum because any assistance he rendered was provided under duress.
The court held that the BIA and United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit erred when they evaluated Negusie's asylum petition because they presumed it mandatory that an alien's coercion to persecute was immaterial when determining whether the "persecutor bar" applies.
- Fedorenko v. United States (1981)
- Lonegan, Bryan (2011). "Sinners or Saints: Child Soldiers and the Persecutor Bar to Asylum After Negusie v. Holder". Boston College Third World Law Journal 31 (1): 71–99.
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