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Matter of Chang

Board of Immigration Appeals
20 I & N Dec. 38 (1989)


Facts

Chang (defendant) is a native of China who fled to the United States after he and his wife were ordered to undergo sterilization operations after their second child was born. Chang and his family were never mistreated by Chinese authorities. His application for asylum stated that he fled because of Communist domination of China, although he did not mention his opposition to China's population control policies because nobody asked him and he did not understand English. The immigration judge denied his application for asylum and withholding of deportation and found him removable. Chang appealed to the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Milhollan, C.)

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