Marcelino Papa v. Eric Holder, Jr.


UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: A88-147-534 Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. [998483662] [10-1493]

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Marcelino Papa v. Eric Holder, Jr. Doc. 0 Case: 10-1493 Document: 19 Date Filed: 12/13/2010 Page: 1 UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 10-1493 MARCELINO SULEKOPA PAPA, Petitioner, v. ERIC H. HOLDER, JR., Attorney General, Respondent. On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Submitted: November 18, 2010 Decided: December 13, 2010 Before MOTZ, SHEDD, and AGEE, Circuit Judges. Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion. William Payne, LEE & ASSOCIATES, College Park, Maryland, for Petitioner. Tony West, Assistant Attorney General, John C. Cunningham, Senior Litigation Counsel, Briena L. Strippoli, Office of Immigration Litigation, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Respondent. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. Case: 10-1493 Document: 19 Date Filed: 12/13/2010 Page: 2 PER CURIAM: Marcelino Equatorial Board of Guineau, Sulekopa petitions Appeals Papa, for a native of his and an citizen of of the the review order Immigration dismissing appeal from Immigration Judge's denial of his applications for relief from removal. Papa first challenges the determination that he failed to establish eligibility for asylum. determination denying eligibility for To obtain reversal of a 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 Papa fails to show that the evidence compels a contrary result. Having failed to qualify for asylum, he cannot meet the Chen v. INS v. we more stringent standard for withholding of removal. INS, 195 F.3d 198, 480 205 U.S. (4th 421, Cir. 430-32 1999) (citing Cardoza-Fonseca, (1987)). Finally, uphold the finding below that Papa failed to demonstrate that it is more likely than not that he would be tortured if removed to Equatorial Guineau. 8 C.F.R. 1208.16(c)(2) (2010). we deny the petition the for review. and We legal Accordingly, dispense with oral argument because facts 2 Case: 10-1493 Document: 19 Date Filed: 12/13/2010 Page: 3 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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