No. 08-4187.

591 F.3d 572 (2010)

Temesgen Woldu HAILE, Petitioner, v. Eric H. HOLDER, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided January 6, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David Garfield (argued), Catherine A. Reynolds, Attorney, Law Office of David Garfield, Washington, DC, for Petitioner.

Corey L. Farrell (argued), Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Respondent.

Before POSNER, KANNE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.

POSNER, Circuit Judge.

The petitioner was born in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, in 1976. His parents were of Eritrean origin, but at the time Eritrea was a part of Ethiopia and both they and he were Ethiopian citizens. In 1993 Eritrea separated amicably from Ethiopia. In anticipation of Eritrean independence the parents had moved there the previous year, and after Eritrea became independent they acquired Eritrean...

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