The First cleans up its immigration docket, denying petitions for review from Albanians, Indonesians, Hatians, and Pakistanis.
- Vaka v. Gonzales, No. 05-2802 (unpublished) is a case of an Alabanian not showing that the political oppression was really that bad.
- Heydemans v. Gonzales, No. 05-2529 (unpublished) denies a petition for review of Indonesian Christian because the petition for asylum was untimely. No specifics are given, except that information was included with the brief that wasn’t included below.
- Abdullah v. Gonzales, No. No. 05-2023, involves the asylum claim of a Pakistani, and his motion to reopen. The First appears to bend over backwards to help the BIA, which found that the arguably newly discovered evidence didn’t change things. As to the substance of the matter, the court accepts the determination that this allegedly politically oppressed person could have found refuge elsewhere in Pakistan.
- Jean v. Gonzales, No. 05-2724, affirms the conclusion that things have gotten better in Haiti for opponents of Aristide.
- Bollanos v. Gonzales, No. 05-2791, affirms the conclusion that there are changed circumstances in Albania.