Jiayou SUN, Petitioner, v. William P. BARR, Attorney General, Respondent.
Decided: August 10, 2020
Before: THOMAS, Chief Judge, and HAWKINS and McKEOWN, Circuit Judges.
Jiayou Sun, Pro Se Jeffrey Ronald Meyer, Esquire, 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
Jiayou Sun, a citizen of China, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) order affirming an immigration judge's (“IJ”) decision denying his application for asylum, withholding or removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”). We have jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. § 1252, and we deny the petition for review.
Substantial evidence supports the BIA's adverse credibility finding, which was based on inconsistencies in Sun's testimony regarding when his wife was forced to have an intrauterine device placed by the Chinese government. See Shrestha v. Holder, 590 F.3d 1034, 1039–40 (9th Cir. 2010); see also Chawla v. Holder, 599 F.3d 998, 1001 (9th Cir. 2010) (“Our review is limited to the BIA's decision concerning the adverse credibility finding.”). This inconsistency went to the heart of Sun's claim that he suffered persecution on account of his violation of China's one child policy, and thus the IJ and Board permissibly found Sun not credible. See Li v. Holder, 738 F.3d 1160, 1163 (9th Cir. 2013). Therefore, the denial of his application for asylum and withholding of removal was supported by substantial evidence. See Shrestha, 590 F.3d at 1047–48.
Because Sun offered no other evidence in support of his claim for protection under the CAT apart from the testimony that the agency found not credible, the Board properly affirmed the IJ's denial on that claim as well. See id. at 1049.
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