Chen v. Holder, Jr., No. 12-2279 (4th Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Petitioners, natives of China who have two children born in the United States, sought asylum and withholding of removal on the basis that one or both of them would be persecuted for having violated China's one-child policy, and for their Christian faith. The BIA and the IJ, relying on a 2007 State Department report, concluded that neither petitioner established a well-founded fear of persecution. The court granted the petition for review to the extent petitioners sought relief based on China's one-child policy where petitioners offered powerful contradictory evidence that required the agency to account for it in a meaningful way. The court remanded the claim to the BIA for further consideration. The court denied the petition for review to the extent it was grounded on the religious faith of petitioners.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on May 30, 2014.