Carmen Rivas-Alvarez v. Loretta E. Lynch


PER CURIAM OPINION FILED - THE COURT: James B. Loken, Duane Benton and Jane Kelly (UNPUBLISHED) [4438679] [15-3617]

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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 15-3617 ___________________________ Carmen Elizabeth Rivas-Alvarez 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Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals ____________ Submitted: August 15, 2016 Filed: August 18, 2016 [Unpublished] ____________ Before LOKEN, BENTON, and KELLY, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Salvadoran citizen Carmen Elizabeth Rivas-Alvarez petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals upholding an immigration judge’s denial of petitioner’s application for asylum and withholding of removal. After careful consideration, we conclude that substantial evidence on the record as a whole supports the agency’s decision, see Quinonez-Perez v. Holder, 635 F.3d 342, 344 (8th Cir. Appellate Case: 15-3617 Page: 1 Date Filed: 08/18/2016 Entry ID: 4438679 2011), because petitioner failed to establish that the claimed past persecution, or the claimed fear of future persecution, was on account of a protected asylum ground, see DeCastro-Gutierrez v. Holder, 713 F.3d 375, 380-81 (8th Cir. 2013); MatulHernandez v. Holder, 685 F.3d 707, 712-13 (8th Cir. 2012); Constanza v. Holder, 647 F.3d 749, 753-54 (8th Cir. 2011). The petition for review is denied. See 8th Cir. R. 47B. ______________________________ -2- Appellate Case: 15-3617 Page: 2 Date Filed: 08/18/2016 Entry ID: 4438679

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