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Marroquin Veliz v. Holder

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Nov 24, 2010
405 F. App'x 104 (9th Cir. 2010)

Opinion

No. 08-73380.

Submitted November 16, 2010.

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

Filed November 24, 2010.

Jaime A. Alcabes, Law Office of Jaime A. Alcabes, Oakland, CA, for Petitioner.

Edgar Rolando Marroquin Veliz, South San Francisco, CA, pro se.

OIL, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, Ronald E. Lefevre, Office of the District Counsel Department of Home-land Security, San Francisco, CA, for Respondent.

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Agency No. A070-940-153.

Before: TASHIMA, BERZON, and CLIFTON, Circuit Judges.



MEMORANDUM

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

Edgar Rolando Marroquin Veliz, a native and citizen of Guatemala, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' ("BIA") order dismissing his appeal from an immigration judge's decision denying his application for protection under the Convention Against Torture ("CAT"). We have jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. § 1252. We review for substantial evidence, Silaya v. Mukasey, 524 F.3d 1066, 1070 (9th Cir. 2008), and we deny the petition for review.

The BIA, applying the "willfull blindness" test of acquiescence, found Marroquin Veliz failed to establish "that he is more likely than not to be tortured by, or with the acquiescence of, anyone within governmental authority" upon return to Guatemala. Substantial evidence supports the BIA's denial of CAT relief. See Sinha v. Holder, 564 F.3d 1015, 1026 (9th Cir. 2009); Silaya, 524 F.3d at 1070.

We reject Marroquin Veliz's contention that the agency ignored the evidence of country conditions in the Country Report because he has not overcome the presumption that the agency reviewed the record. See Fernandez v. Gonzales, 439 F.3d 592, 603 (9th Cir. 2006). We also reject Marroquin Veliz's contention that the BIA engaged in improper factfinding, because it is belied by the record.

PETITION FOR REVIEW DENIED.


Summaries of

Marroquin Veliz v. Holder

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Nov 24, 2010
405 F. App'x 104 (9th Cir. 2010)
Case details for

Marroquin Veliz v. Holder

Case Details

Full title:Edgar Rolando MARROQUIN VELIZ, Petitioner, v. Eric H. HOLDER, Jr.…

Court:United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Date published: Nov 24, 2010

Citations

405 F. App'x 104 (9th Cir. 2010)