PEREZ VASQUEZ v. GARLAND

Holding that the IJ and the BIA erred in concluding that the petitioner failed to demonstrate she was persecuted on account of her membership in her proposed PSG, namely her nuclear family. Citing Hernandez-Avalos v. Lynch, 784 F.3d 944, 949 (4th Cir. 2015), the Court explained that the IJ and the BIA applied a “legally incorrect and ‘excessively narrow’” nexus analysis that the Fourth Circuit “[has] rejected time and time again.” The Court reversed the BIA’s nexus determination because the record conclusively established that the petitioner’s PSG was “at least one central reason” for her persecution.

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