Rosendo RAMIREZ-RAMIREZ, aka Rosendo Ramirez Ramirez, Petitioner, v. William P. BARR, Attorney General, Respondent.
Decided: April 15, 2020
Before: TASHIMA, BYBEE, and WATFORD, Circuit Judges.
Charles Bonneau, III, Esquire, Attorney, Law Office of Chuck Bonneau, Woodland, CA, for Petitioner Nancy Ellen Friedman, Trial Attorney, DOJ - U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division/Office of Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, Chief Counsel ICE, Office of the Chief Counsel, Department of Homeland Security, San Francisco, CA, for Respondent
Rosendo Ramirez-Ramirez, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ order dismissing his appeal from an immigration judge’s decision denying his application for withholding of removal. We have jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. § 1252. We review for substantial evidence the agency’s factual findings. Zehatye v. Gonzales, 453 F.3d 1182, 1184-85 (9th Cir. 2006). We deny the petition for review.
Substantial evidence supports the agency’s determination that Ramirez-Ramirez failed to establish past harm rising to the level of persecution. See Nagoulko v. INS, 333 F.3d 1012, 1016-17 (9th Cir. 2003) (discrimination and harassment did not rise to the level of persecution); see also He v. Holder, 749 F.3d 792, 796 (9th Cir. 2014) (defining economic persecution as “substantial economic deprivation that interferes with the applicant’s livelihood” and concluding that petitioner failed to establish economic persecution). Substantial evidence also supports the agency’s determination that Ramirez-Ramirez did not establish that it is more likely than not he will be persecuted in Mexico. See Nagoulko, 333 F.3d at 1018 (possibility of future persecution “too speculative”). We reject as unsupported by the record Ramirez-Ramirez’s contention that the agency applied an incorrect legal standard to his claim. Thus, Ramirez-Ramirez’s withholding of removal claim fails.
PETITION FOR REVIEW DENIED.
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