"The evidence presented by the respondent, particularly the State Department Report, is very similar to that cited by the Ninth Circuit in Bromfield. 543 F.3d at 1074, 1077. Therefore, the Court finds that the respondent has shown the existence of systematic or pervasive persecution necessary to meet the pattern or practice standard. It is not disputed that the respondent is a homosexual and would be identified as such if returned to Honduras."
Matter of X-, Dec. 6, 2010, San Antonio IJ Glen McPhaul.
Hats off to Accredited Representative extraordinaire (and Director of the Bernardo Kohler Center) David Walding!
Courtesy of Bender's Immigration Bulletin - Daily Edition.