Felix Cruz-Perez v. Loretta E. Lynch


PER CURIAM OPINION FILED - THE COURT: Roger L. Wollman, Morris S. Arnold and Lavenski R. Smith [4289843-2] Denying petition for review., (UNPUBLISHED) [4371417] [15-2380]

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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 15-2380 ___________________________ Felix De La Cruz-Perez lllllllllllllllllllllPetitioner v. Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States lllllllllllllllllllllRespondent ____________ Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals ____________ Submitted: February 23, 2016 Filed: February 26, 2016 [Unpublished] ____________ Before WOLLMAN, ARNOLD, and SMITH, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Guatemalan citizen Felix De La Cruz-Perez petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissing his appeal from the decision of an immigration judge denying him withholding of removal and protection under the Appellate Case: 15-2380 Page: 1 Date Filed: 02/26/2016 Entry ID: 4371417 Convention Against Torture.1 After careful consideration, we conclude that substantial evidence on the record as a whole supports the finding that Cruz-Perez failed to show (1) a clear probability that his life or freedom would be threatened in Guatemala on account of any statutorily protected ground, see Davila-Mejia v. Mukasey, 531 F.3d 624, 627, 629 (8th Cir. 2008); or (2) that it is more likely than not that he would be tortured if he were removed to Guatemala, see De Castro-Gutierrez v. Holder, 713 F.3d 375, 381-82 (8th Cir. 2013). Accordingly, we deny the petition for review. See 8th Cir. R. 47B. ______________________________ 1 The ruling regarding denial of asylum is not before us. See Goromou v. Holder, 721 F.3d 569, 576 (8th Cir. 2013). -2- Appellate Case: 15-2380 Page: 2 Date Filed: 02/26/2016 Entry ID: 4371417

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