Issue: Whether the Board of Immigration Appeals’ interpretation of “a particular social
group” as requiring an element of “social visibility”
is entitled to deference under Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. National Resources Defense Council as held by seven circuits, or is
an arbitrary or impermissible interpretation of
the statute, as the Third and Seventh Circuits hold.
Proceedings and Orders
May 24 2013
Application (12A1132) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 6, 2013 to August 5, 2013, submitted to Justice Breyer.
May 24 2013
Application (12A1132) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until August 5, 2013.
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