9th Circ. Will Rehear Split Political Asylum Denial Ruling 1 9th Circ. Will Rehear Split Political Asylum Denial Ruling
Law360 (June 4, 2021, 7:00 PM EDT) — The Ninth Circuit has agreed to reconsider en banc the denial of a Bangladeshi citizen’s asylum application based on alleged politically motivated threats against his family following a dissent from the panel decision citing evidentiary failures in the initial immigration court finding.

An en banc panel on Thursday decided to reconsider a three-judge panel’s denial of Morshed Alam’s petition to review a Board of Immigration Appeals decision denying his claim of asylum based on an adverse credibility determination.

The three-judge panel’s majority held that Alam gave inconsistent information about supposed threats and intimidation his family suffered at the hands of the Awami League,…