Archive for December, 2009

Court notes non-existent government translation services.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision today,  Toj-Culpatan v. Holder. The case deals with whether an alien filed a timely asylum application. In its legal analysis, the Court writes: First, Petitioner fails to explain how his inability to speak English is extraordinary for an alien nor how it prevented him from timely filing an asylum application in English, especially given that the government makes translators available to immigrants who do not speak or read English. I wonder where…