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February 29, 2000

Amicus Brief: Moussa Diallo v INS

Second Circuit: Human Rights First filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in the case of Diallo v. INS seeking to overturn a “precedent” decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals which has unduly heightened the burden of proof in asylum cases and is inconsistent with U.S. law and international standards. Human Rights First was represented by Steven J. Kolleeny and Jennifer A. Ferrante of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. The petitioner was represented by Ogden N. Lewis and Michael Dion of Davis Polk & Wardwell. The brief was filed in March 2000.