11th Circuit Revives Gay Ukrainian’s U.S. Asylum Claim

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled on July 8 that Oleksiy Okhremenko, a gay man from Ukraine, is entitled to reconsideration of his petition for asylum in the United States.  After criticizing in detail the credibility findings of an Immigration Judge, who had discounted Okhremenko’s testimony about being severely beaten by anti-gay skinheads outside a gay bar, the court vacated the Board of Immigration Appeals’ decision and … <Read More>