Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Alexander A. Boni-Saenz (argued), Lisa J. Palumbo , Attorneys, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner.
Kathryn DeAngelis , Corey L. Farrell , Stefanie N. Hennes (argued), Erica B. Miles , OIL, Attorneys, Department of Justice, Civil Division, Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for Respondent.
Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and WOOD and TINDER, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
WOOD, Circuit Judge.
Sergio Escobar fled Colombia after the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, short for Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) pursued him relentlessly, subjecting him to multiple hijackings at gunpoint, directing death threats at him and his family, and burning his trucks. Escobar then applied for asylum, asserting that the government sat by and allowed FARC to persecute him because...
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