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This case involved a Colombian family which was targeted by the FARC due to their status as landowners and suspected sympathizers with anti-FARC forces.  The Court granted the petition by published decision, holding as a matter of first impression that persecution due to wealth or the appearance of wealth could support a social ground theory for asylum cases.

Read the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals opinion, 423 F.3d 666 (7th Cir. 2005).