Cristian Eduardo MOLINA-POVER, aka Cristian Molina-Pover, Petitioner, v. William P. BARR, Attorney General, Respondent.
Decided: June 04, 2020
Before: LEAVY, PAEZ, and BENNETT, Circuit Judges.
Cornell Eugene Kirby, Law Office of Cornell Kirby, Seattle, WA, for Petitioner Chief Counsel ICE, Office of the Chief Counsel, Department of Homeland Security, San Francisco, CA, Brendan Thomas Moore, Trial Attorney, DOJ - U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division/Office of Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for Respondent
Cristian Eduardo Molina-Pover, a native and citizen of Honduras, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) order dismissing his appeal from an immigration judge’s decision denying his application for 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. Zehatye v. Gonzales, 453 F.3d 1182, 1184-85 (9th Cir. 2006). We deny the petition for review.
Substantial evidence supports the agency’s denial of CAT relief because Molina-Pover failed to show it is more likely than not he will be tortured by or with the consent or acquiescence of the government if returned to Honduras. See Aden v. Holder, 589 F.3d 1040, 1047 (9th Cir. 2009).
We reject as unsupported by the record Molina-Pover’s contentions that the agency failed to consider record evidence in its analysis of his CAT claim.
PETITION FOR REVIEW DENIED.
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