Gevorg Hovhannisyan v. Eric Holder, Jr.

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 08-2021 GEVORG HOVHANNISYAN, Petitioner, v. ERIC H. HOLDER, JR., Respondent. On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Submitted: February 17, 2009 Decided: February 26, 2009 Before MICHAEL, TRAXLER, and AGEE, Circuit Judges. Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion. Gevorg Hovhannisyan, Petitioner Pro Se. Daniel Eric Goldman, Senior Litigation Counsel, Washington, D.C.; Eric H. Holder, Jr., OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, Washington, D.C.; George William Maugans, III, Special Assistant United States Attorney, Baltimore, Maryland; Jem Colleen Sponzo, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Respondent. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Gevorg Hovhannisyan, a native and citizen of Armenia, petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals affirming the Immigration Judge's denial of his applications for relief from removal. Hovhannisyan challenges the determination that he failed to establish eligibility for asylum. of a determination denying eligibility for To obtain reversal relief, an alien "must show that the evidence he presented was so compelling that no reasonable factfinder could fail to find the requisite fear of persecution." (1992). that INS v. Elias-Zacarias, 502 U.S. 478, 483-84 We have reviewed the evidence of record and conclude fails to Having meet show that to the evidence compels a Hovhannisyan result. contrary failed the more qualify for asylum, for Hovhannisyan cannot stringent standard withholding of removal. Chen v. INS, 195 F.3d 198, 205 (4th Cir. 1999); INS v. Cardoza-Fonseca, 480 U.S. 421, 430 (1987). Accordingly, dispense with oral we deny the petition the for facts review. and We legal argument because contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process. PETITION DENIED 2

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