Julio Melendez Lizama v. Loretta Lynch
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: A206-181-224. Copies to all parties and the agency. . [16-2033]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
JULIO ERNESTO MELENDEZ LIZAMA,
JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS III, Attorney General,
On Petition for Review of the Board of Immigration Appeals
Submitted: August 30, 2017
Decided: September 11, 2017
Before SHEDD, AGEE, and HARRIS, Circuit Judges.
Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion.
John T. Riely, Rockville, Maryland, for Petitioner. Chad A. Readler, Acting Assistant
Attorney General, Linda S. Wernery, Assistant Director, Janice K. Redfern, Senior
Litigation Counsel, Washington, D.C., for Respondent.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Julio Ernesto Melendez Lizama, a native and citizen of El Salvador, petitions for
review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) dismissing his appeal of
the Immigration Judge’s denial of his requests for asylum and withholding of removal.
We have thoroughly reviewed the record, including the transcript of Melendez Lizama’s
merits hearing and all supporting evidence. We conclude that the record evidence does
not compel a ruling contrary to any of the agency’s factual findings, see 8 U.S.C.
§ 1252(b)(4)(B) (2012), and that substantial evidence supports the Board’s decision,
INS v. Elias-Zacarias, 502 U.S. 478, 481 (1992).
Accordingly, we deny the petition for review for the reasons stated by the Board.
See In re Melendez Lizama (B.I.A. Aug. 9, 2016). We dispense with oral argument
because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before
this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
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