Our client asked the United States for protection as he feared returning to Honduras on account of his sexual orientation. The Immigration Judge denied the application and ordered that our client be deported. We appealed to the Board of Immigration Appeals and they agreed with our position. The Board of Immigration Appeals remanded the case back to the Immigration Judge with instructions for the Judge to consider the withholding of removal claim under a pattern/practice theory.
The Judge considered the case under this theory and GRANTED the case. As a result, our client does not have to return to Honduras to face certain persecution.