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Kuforiji v. Holder

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Nov 2, 2010
402 F. App'x 307 (9th Cir. 2010)

Opinion

No. 07-73304.

Submitted October 19, 2010.

The panel unanimously concludes this case is suitable for decision without oral argument. See Fed.R.App.P. 34(a)(2).

Filed November 2, 2010.

Dupe Kuforiji, Woodinville, WA, pro se.

Georgina Biobaku, Woodinville, WA, pro se.

James A. Hurley, Esquire, OIL, DO J — U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, Ronald E. Lefevre, Office of the District Counsel, Department of Homeland Security, San Francisco, CA, WWS-District Counsel, Esquire, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Office of the District Counsel, Seattle, WA, for Respondent.

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Agency Nos. A097-520-697, A097-520-698.

Before: O'SCANNLAIN, LEAVY, and TALLMAN, Circuit Judges.



MEMORANDUM

This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent except as provided by 9th Cir. R. 36-3.

Dupe Kuforiji and her daughter, natives and citizens of Nigeria, petition pro se for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' order summarily affirming an immigration judge's ("IJ") decision denying their application for asylum and withholding of removal. We have jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. § 1252. We review for substantial evidence the IJ's factual findings, applying the new standards governing ad-verse credibility determinations created by the REAL ID Act. Shrestha v. Holder, 590 F.3d 1034, 1039 (9th Cir. 2010). We deny the petition for review.

Substantial evidence supports the IJ's adverse credibility determination based on the inconsistencies regarding Kuforiji's identity and marital status, and her failure to provide sufficient corroboration in the absence of credible testimony. See id. at 1040-44 (adverse credibility determination was reasonable "[i]n the totality of circumstances"); see also Aden v. Holder, 589 F.3d 1040, 1046 (9th Cir. 2009) ("[t]he highly deferential standard of review compels us to let stand the BIA's determination that petitioner's corroboration was insufficient."). Accordingly, in the absence of credible testimony, petitioners' asylum and withholding of removal claims fail. See Farah v. Ashcroft, 348 F.3d 1153, 1156 (9th Cir. 2003).

PETITION FOR REVIEW DENIED.


Summaries of

Kuforiji v. Holder

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Nov 2, 2010
402 F. App'x 307 (9th Cir. 2010)
Case details for

Kuforiji v. Holder

Case Details

Full title:Dupe KUFORIJI; et al., Petitioners, v. Eric H. HOLDER, Jr., Attorney…

Court:United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Date published: Nov 2, 2010

Citations

402 F. App'x 307 (9th Cir. 2010)