Asylum Review In the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has never reversed an immigration judge's refusal to grant political asylum, despite widespread criticism of immigration judge decisions in other circuits from some of the nation's best known appellate judges. Can an immigration judge ever be so wrong in an asylum case that his decions must be reversed?
[T]oday’s decision indicates that such a case, like a fabled unicorn, exists only in our imagination.
Silva v. U.S. Attorney General, 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 11475 (May 5, 2006) (Judge Carnes, dissenting).