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DATE AND TIME TEAM ROOM JUDGE JUDGE JUDGE JUDGE JUDGE
Fri. May 6
5:00PM - 6:00PM HAP Barrientos (Nick and Whei) MCR Morgan McGill

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Nick Smith and Whei Hsueh

** THIS IS AN ACTIVE PENDING CASE WITH THE NINTH CIRCUIT **

Barrientos was brutally attacked for refusing to join MS-13 (a known violent gang in El Salvador and in the US), so he fled to the US to escape further retaliation from MS-13.  In the past 9+ years he has been living in the US, he has established a peaceful family life in the PNW, and now faces risk of deportation back to El Salvador.  He is sure that MS-13 will kill him upon his return, as they continue to harrass his remaining family and are aware he is in deportation proceedings.

Is Barrientos entitled to withholding of removal because he is part of a particular social group (his family as being targeted by MS-13 or young mean who refuse gang recruitment)?  Based on MS-13's previous assault on Barrientos and the current country conditions of EL Salvador in combating MS-13 violence, is Barrientos eligible for relief under the Convention Against Torture? 

Last practice May 6.

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