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Law360, Los Angeles (December 17, 2015, 9:59 PM ET) — The Sixth Circuit on Thursday ruled that a Mexican citizen who illegally entered the U.S. and was convicted of shoplifting couldn’t fight her removal by arguing that she would be persecuted in her homeland over perceptions that she is wealthy.

Affirming the Board of Immigration Appeals’ denial of Francisca Sanchez-Robles’ application for withholding of removal, the appeals court said it has repeatedly held that those perceived as wealthy don’t comprise a distinguishable social group under federal immigration laws.

Sanchez-Robles, whose counsel had conceded her removability based…

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