20-Year-Old Robbery Blocks Bid For Asylum, 3rd Circ. Says 1 20-Year-Old Robbery Blocks Bid For Asylum, 3rd Circ. Says
Law360 (May 4, 2021, 8:26 PM EDT) — The Third Circuit on Tuesday said a more than two-decade-old robbery conviction in New Jersey constituted an aggravated felony under the Immigration and Nationality Act and thus barred a Nigerian man from avoiding deportation amid fears he would face mistreatment in the West African nation due to his bisexuality.

In a precedential opinion, a three-judge panel denied a petition from the man — identified in the decision as K.A. — to review a Board of Immigration Appeals order denying his motion to reopen his immigration proceedings, finding his requests for “asylum and withholding of removal” fell short as a result of…