On Petition for Review from the Board of Immigration Appeals.
No. A 096 419 405.
Decided and Filed: November 17, 2017
Before: MERRITT, MOORE, and ROGERS, Circuit Judges
MERRITT, Circuit Judge. Petitioner Olga Jad Kamar filed an application for
withholding of removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act and protection under the
Convention Against Torture. The Immigration Judge denied the application and ordered her
removed from the United States to Jordan, or in the alternative, to Lebanon. The Board of
Immigration Appeals dismissed her appeal and denied her motion to remand based on changed
country conditions. This petition for review followed.
The issue is whether a woman who will either be subject to an “honor killing,” or
alternatively, “protective custody” in Jordan is entitled to relief. For the reasons set forth below,
we GRANT the petition for review and REMAND the case to the Board for further proceedings
consistent with this opinion.