Jin
v.
Sessions

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUITOct 30, 2017
No. 16-70271 (9th Cir. Oct. 30, 2017)

No. 16-70271

10-30-2017

JIAHAO JIN, Petitioner, v. JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS III, Attorney General, Respondent.


NOT FOR PUBLICATION

Agency No. A205-183-979 MEMORANDUM On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals Before: McKEOWN, WATFORD, and FRIEDLAND, Circuit Judges.

This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent except as provided by Ninth Circuit Rule 36-3.

Jiahao Jin, a native and citizen of China, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' order dismissing his appeal from an immigration judge's ("IJ") decision denying his application for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture ("CAT"). We have jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. § 1252. We review for substantial evidence the agency's factual findings. Zhi v. Holder, 751 F.3d 1088, 1091 (9th Cir. 2014). We grant the petition for review and remand.

The agency denied Jin's claims based on a finding that Jin failed to provide sufficient corroborating evidence. Substantial evidence does not support the agency's finding. See Ren v. Holder, 648 F.3d 1079, 1093 (9th Cir. 2011); see Zhi, 751 F.3d at 1095 (IJ erred in not providing applicant notice that he was required to present corroborative evidence referred to in her decision). Thus, we grant the petition for review and remand for further proceedings consistent with this disposition. See INS v. Ventura, 537 U.S. 12, 16-18 (2002) (per curiam).

PETITION FOR REVIEW GRANTED; REMANDED.