Hiwot Tekle v. Eric Holder, Jr.
UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
HIWOT WELDE MARIAM TEKLE, Petitioner, v. ERIC H. HOLDER, JR., Attorney General, Respondent.
On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals.
February 24, 2010
March 9, 2010
Before WILKINSON, SHEDD, and DUNCAN, Circuit Judges.
Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Zewdu A. Derseh, Silver Spring, Maryland, for Petitioner. Tony West, Assistant Attorney General, Emily Anne Radford, Assistant Director, Patrick J. Glen, 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Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.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: Hiwot Ethiopia, Welde Mariam Tekle, of a an native order and of citizen Board of of
Immigration Appeals dismissing her appeal from the immigration judge's denial of her requests for asylum, withholding of
removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Tekle failed to first challenges her the determination for asylum. that To she
reversal of a determination denying eligibility for relief, an alien "must show that the evidence [s]he presented was so
compelling that no reasonable factfinder could fail to find the requisite fear of persecution." 478, 483-84 (1992). INS v. Elias-Zacarias, 502 U.S.
We have reviewed the evidence of record and
conclude that Tekle 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 Tekle'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). Camara v. Ashcroft,
Because Tekle failed to show
that she is eligible for asylum, she cannot meet the higher standard for withholding of removal. Finally, we find that substantial evidence supports
the finding that Tekle 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." Tekle failed 8 C.F.R. § 1208.16(c)(2) (2009). to make the requisite showing We find that before the
immigration court. Accordingly, dispense with oral we deny the petition the for facts review. and We legal
contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
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