Santos Zacarias-Castro v. Loretta E. Lynch


PER CURIAM OPINION FILED - THE COURT: James B. Loken, Duane Benton and Jane Kelly (UNPUBLISHED); Denying [4346761-2] petition for review. [4438743] [15-3869]

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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 15-3869 ___________________________ Santos Zacarias-Castro 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Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals ____________ Submitted: August 17, 2016 Filed: August 18, 2016 [Unpublished] ____________ Before LOKEN, BENTON, and KELLY, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Guatemalan citizen Santos Zacarias-Castro petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals upholding an immigration judge’s denial of his application for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. After careful consideration, we conclude that substantial evidence on the record as a whole supports the denial of relief. Zacarias-Castro failed to Appellate Case: 15-3869 Page: 1 Date Filed: 08/18/2016 Entry ID: 4438743 establish that the harm he claims to have suffered--or he fears may come to him if he returns to his native country--is related to one of the five grounds that is protected under the asylum statute. See Davila-Mejia v. Mukasey, 531 F.3d 624, 627-29 (8th Cir. 2008); Quomsieh v. Gonzales, 479 F.3d 602, 606-07 (8th Cir. 2007). Accordingly, we deny the petition for review. See 8th Cir. R. 47B. ______________________________ -2- Appellate Case: 15-3869 Page: 2 Date Filed: 08/18/2016 Entry ID: 4438743

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