Talipov v. Holder (USA)

Bakhrom Talipov is a Man who identifies as a Woman named Victoria Jacobs. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently upheld a denial of her asylum petition. Jacobs claims that if she is sent back to Uzbekistan, she will be harmed. Unfortunately, Jacobs did not raise her claim of persecution because of transgender status at the outset of her asylum claim, so the federal appellate court held that the Board of Immigration Appeals  did not abuse its discretion in denying reopening based on the evidence concerning Talipov’s male-to-female transgender identity.

Talipov v. Holder.