Jose Vasquez Alvarado v. Eric Holder, Jr.
UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [14-60028 Affirmed ] Judge: EGJ , Judge: RHB , Judge: PRO Mandate pull date is 03/23/2015 [14-60028]
Date Filed: 01/30/2015
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
United States Court of Appeals
JOSE GUADALUPE VASQUEZ ALVARADO,
January 30, 2015
Lyle W. Cayce
ERIC H. HOLDER, JR., U. S. ATTORNEY GENERAL,
Petition for Review of an Order of the
Board of Immigration Appeals
BIA No. A200 938 977
Before JOLLY, BARKSDALE, and OWEN, Circuit Judges:
PER CURIAM: *
Jose Guadalupe Vasquez Alvarado, his wife, and his three children, all
natives and citizens of Mexico, petition for review of a Board of Immigration
Appeals decision dismissing their applications for asylum, withholding of
removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT), based on
threats that Vasquez received during a property dispute.
They do not
challenge dismissal of the asylum or withholding-of-removal claims; therefore,
Pursuant to 5th Cir. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5th Cir.
Date Filed: 01/30/2015
these claims are waived. E.g., Zhu v. Gonzales, 493 F.3d 588, 593 n.10 (5th
Review of factual findings underlying the conclusion that an alien is not
eligible for relief under CAT is conducted pursuant to the substantial-evidence
standard. Chen v. Gonzales, 470 F.3d 1131, 1134 (5th Cir. 2006) (citations
omitted). Under that standard, we may not reverse unless “the evidence
supports a contrary conclusion . . . [and] compels it”. Id. (emphasis in original)
(citation and internal quotation marks omitted).
Petitioners assert: they are likely to be tortured if they return to Mexico;
and the Mexican government will disregard such torture.
criminals extorted Vasquez once; and, although these
criminals do not possess the deed they demanded from Vasquez, they control
the land to which the deed applies. The conclusory assertion that Vasquez or
his family will be tortured if they return to Mexico and that such torture will
be with the consent or acquiescence of the Mexican government is insufficient
to compel a conclusion different from that reached by the BIA.
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