Outcome for Case #29516

Date of Decision: 
Monday, February 25, 2019
Level: 
Immigration Judge
Jurisdiction: 
IJ Outcome: 
Granted any relief
Type of Relief Granted (check all that apply): 
Asylum granted
Basis for the Asylum/Withholding Decision: 
PSG
Expert's name, if not found above: [Visible to CGRS only]: 
Yvette Flores, Psy.D
Did DHS challenge your expert as to any of the following: [Visible to CGRS only]: 
Findings
If yes to any of the above, please describe: [Visible to CGRS only]: 
Disagreed with Dr. Flores's conclusion that applicant failed to file timely because of PTSD. Argued client was simply delaying for self-serving reasons.
Did the IJ accept your expert’s qualifications? [Visible to CGRS only]: 
Yes
Please provide additional information, if necessary: [Visible to CGRS only]: 
Stipulated by DHS.
Did the IJ give your expert’s testimony full weight? [Visible to CGRS only]: 
Yes
Please provide additional information, if necessary: [Visible to CGRS only]: 
Yes, subject to cross-examination by DHS, but DHS didn't ask any questions.
Did the IJ, BIA, or court mention your expert or their testimony in their decision? [Visible to CGRS only]: 
Yes
Please provide additional information, if necessary: [Visible to CGRS only]: 
One-year filing deadline was key issue because IJ would not have found sufficient risk of persecution for withholding or CAT. IJ credited Dr. Flores's report with showing a nexus between PTSD from persecution of others and failure to file timely.
Please share any other information about your experience with this expert. [Visible to CGRS only]: 
Great to work with. Very thorough reports that directly discuss one-year filing deadline.