No. 20-3230. August Term 2022.

81 F.4th 145 (2023)

Rosa Elvira POMAVILLA-ZARUMA, Petitioner, v. Merrick B. GARLAND, United States Attorney General, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: August 30, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Reuben S. Kerben, Esq. , Kerben Law Firm, P.C., Kew Gardens, NY, for Petitioner.

Liza S. Murcia ( Brian M. Boynton , Acting Assistant Attorney General, Anthony C. Payne , Assistant Director, on the brief), Office of Immigration Litigation, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Respondent.

Before: Pérez, Nathan, and Merriam, Circuit Judges.

For almost two decades, this Court has recognized inherent limitations in asylum applicants' willingness and ability to express their fear of persecution during border interviews. Persons fleeing state-sponsored abuse in their home countries may travel weeks to seek asylum in the United States, arriving travel-worn, apprehensive...

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