ALVARADO v. BARR

Holding that once Petitioner demonstrated past persecution, the Government could not solely rely on her ambiguous testimony that she had no knowledge of more recent threats to her family to meet its burden of showing changed circumstances to rebut the presumption of a well-founded fear of persecution. Judge Agee concurred in the judgment, stating that if it was not for Ortez-Cruz v. Barr, 951 F.3d 190 (4th Cir. 2020), he would uphold the finding of changed circumstances.

Date of Decision
Unpublished