Case #32000

Country of Origin: 
El Salvador
Type of persecution: 
Gang-related violence
Gang - Former gang member
Gender of applicant: 
Male

Date Submitted

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 17:12

Outcome for Case #32000

Date of Decision: 
Friday, April 19, 2019
Level: 
Immigration Judge
Jurisdiction: 
IJ Outcome: 
Denied [Visible to CGRS only]
Please provide additional information, if necessary: [Visible to CGRS only]: 
The IJ claimed that my client was not credible and so he did not permit the expert to testify.
Did the IJ give your expert’s testimony full weight? [Visible to CGRS only]: 
No
Please provide additional information, if necessary: [Visible to CGRS only]: 
The IJ summarized his decision orally to my client and then would not permit me (or the government attorney) to be present when he orally rendered his decision. Therefore, I'm not sure what the findings exactly were.
Please share any other information about your experience with this expert. [Visible to CGRS only]: 
Patrick was wonderful to work with. He was prompt, made himself available for preparation, and would have been an excellent witness if he had been permitted to testify.