Jia Lin v. Eric Holder, Jr.

Filing 920091230

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 09-1450 JIA XIU LIN, Petitioner, v. ERIC H. HOLDER, JR., Attorney General, Respondent. On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Submitted: December 16, 2009 Decided: December 30, 2009 Before KING, GREGORY, and DUNCAN, Circuit Judges. Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion. Gary J. Yerman, New York, New York, for Petitioner. Tony West, Assistant Attorney General, John S. Hogan, Senior Litigation Counsel, Todd J. Cochran, Office of Immigration Litigation, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Respondent. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Jia Xiu Lin, a native and citizen of the People's Republic of China, petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissing of his his appeal from the immigration withholding judge's of denial and requests under for the asylum, removal, protection Convention Against Torture. Lin first challenges the determination that he failed to establish his eligibility for asylum. To obtain reversal of a determination denying eligibility for 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). INS v. Elias-Zacarias, 502 U.S. 478, 483-84 We have reviewed the evidence of record and conclude that Lin fails to show that the evidence compels a contrary result. We therefore find that substantial evidence supports the denial of relief. Additionally, we uphold the denial of Lin's request for withholding of removal. "Because the burden of proof for withholding of removal is higher than for asylum--even though the facts that must be proved are the same--an applicant who is ineligible for asylum is necessarily ineligible for withholding of removal under [8 U.S.C.] 1231(b)(3)." 378 F.3d 361, 367 (4th Cir. 2004). 2 Camara v. Ashcroft, Because Lin failed to show that he is eligible for asylum, he cannot meet the higher standard for withholding of removal. Finally, we find that substantial evidence supports the finding that Lin failed to meet the standard for relief under the Convention Against Torture. To obtain such relief, an applicant must establish that "it is more likely than not that he or she would be tortured if removed to the proposed country of removal." failed court. Accordingly, dispense with oral we deny the petition the for facts review. and We legal to 8 C.F.R. 1208.16(c)(2) (2009). the requisite showing before We find that Lin the immigration make argument because contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process. PETITION DENIED 3

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