Kyaw Soe LIN, Petitioner, v. William P. BARR, Attorney General, Respondent.
Decided: March 12, 2020
Before: IKUTA, R. NELSON, and HUNSAKER, Circuit Judges.
Larry F. Chin, Esquire, Attorney, Julian & Chin, LLP, Seattle, WA, for Petitioner Chief Counsel ICE, Office of the Chief Counsel, Department of Homeland Security, San Francisco, CA, Sarah K. Pergolizzi, Trial Attorney, DOJ - U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division/Office of Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for Respondent
Petitioner Kyaw Soe Lin admittedly filed a frivolous asylum application based on fraudulent allegations of persecution. The Immigration Judge (“IJ”) determined Lin was given adequate notice of the consequences of filing a frivolous application and was thus barred from any immigration relief. See 8 U.S.C. § 1158(d)(4), (6). The Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) affirmed the IJ’s removal order. Lin petitions for review. We have jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. § 1252(a)(1) and deny the petition for review.
Lin claims he did not have adequate notice of the consequences of filing a frivolous asylum application because he did not understand English and the translator who helped him did not advise him of the consequences. Lin, however, twice signed his name under the written notice provided on his immigration forms, and the translator certified the written notice was properly translated. Printed notice is adequate even where an applicant has limited English proficiency or claims error by the translator. Cheema v. Holder, 693 F.3d 1045, 1046 (9th Cir. 2012); see Kulakchyan v. Holder, 730 F.3d 993, 995 (9th Cir. 2013). Because Lin signed his name on the written notice and Lin’s translator signed the notice indicating that he read the notice to Lin and that Lin “understood,” substantial evidence supports the BIA’s conclusion that Lin had notice of the consequences of filing a frivolous asylum application. See Kulakchyan, 730 F.3d at 995.
PETITION FOR REVIEW DENIED.
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