Denglin WANG, Petitioner, v. William P. BARR, Attorney General, Respondent.
Decided: July 10, 2020
Before: THOMAS, Chief Judge, HAWKINS and McKEOWN, Circuit Judges.
Jisheng Li, Attorney, Law Office of Jisheng Li, Honolulu, HI, for Petitioner Andrew Jacob Oliveira, 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
Denglin Wang, a native and citizen of China, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) order dismissing his appeal from an immigration judge's (“IJ”) decision denying his applications for asylum and withholding of removal. We have jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. § 1252. We review for substantial evidence the agency's factual findings, applying the standards governing adverse credibility determinations under the REAL ID Act. Shrestha v. Holder, 590 F.3d 1034, 1039-40 (9th Cir. 2010). We deny the petition for review.
Substantial evidence supports the agency's adverse credibility determination based on significant omissions from Wang's written statement, in particular his claims that his wife underwent three forced abortions and forced sterilization and he had an altercation with family planning officials resulting in a lengthy hospital stay. Id. at 1044 (adverse credibility finding must be based on the totality of the circumstances); Zamanov v. Holder, 649 F.3d 969, 972-74 (9th Cir. 2011) (omissions from asylum application supported adverse credibility determination). Wang's explanations do not compel a contrary conclusion. Zamanov, 649 F.3d at 974 (agency not required to accept explanations for inconsistencies). In the absence of credible testimony, Wang's asylum and withholding of removal claims fail.1 See Farah v. Ashcroft, 348 F.3d 1153, 1156 (9th Cir. 2003).
PETITION FOR REVIEW DENIED.
1. Because we uphold the BIA's adverse credibility determination, we do not address Wang's argument that his asylum application was timely.
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