Sagar Sapkota v. Loretta Lynch


UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: A205-359-088 Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. [1000134399].. [16-2399]

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Appeal: 16-2399 Doc: 22 Filed: 08/10/2017 Pg: 1 of 2 UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 16-2399 SAGAR SAPKOTA, Petitioner, v. JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS III, Attorney General, Respondent. On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Submitted: July 19, 2017 Decided: August 10, 2017 Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, and MOTZ and WYNN, Circuit Judges. Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion. Jason A. Dzubow, DZUBOW & PILCHER, PLLC, Washington, D.C., for Petitioner. Chad A. Readler, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Cindy S. Ferrier, Assistant Director, Timothy G. Hayes, Office of Immigration Litigation, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Respondent. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. Appeal: 16-2399 Doc: 22 Filed: 08/10/2017 Pg: 2 of 2 PER CURIAM: Sagar Sapkota, a native and citizen of Nepal, petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) dismissing his appeal from the Immigration Judge’s denial of his requests for asylum and withholding of removal. We have thoroughly reviewed the record, including the transcript of Sapkota’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 Sapkota (B.I.A. Nov. 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. PETITION DENIED 2

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