United States Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit
Immigration – asylum — Honduras
Honduran landowners seeking asylum failed to show that the Honduras government refuses to protect them from squatters.
Petitioners briefly mention the causation question (whether the campesinos acted because of petitioners’ status as landowners) and allude to the question whether Honduras is unwilling or unable to control agricultural squatters, but they do not develop an argument on either subject. Petitioners say that the campesinos may return and that four of them were seen in 2009 wielding machetes near their land and were heard to threaten retaliation for the eviction. These events may explain why petitioners have hired a guard for their land and are uneasy about returning to Honduras, but they do not come to grips with the Board’s conclusion that the government is both willing and able to control trespasses and other threats of misconduct by campesinos.”
Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals, Easterbrook, J.