Yikai JIANG, Petitioner, v. William P. BARR, Attorney General, Respondent.
Decided: August 19, 2020
Before: SCHROEDER, TROTT, and SILVERMAN, Circuit Judges.
Yikai Jiang, Pro Se Erik R. Quick, 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
Yikai Jiang, a native and citizen of China, petitions pro se for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) order dismissing his appeal from an immigration judge's decision denying his application for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection 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 BIA's conclusion that even if Jiang testified credibly and filed a timely application for asylum, he failed to establish either past persecution or a well-founded fear of future persecution on account of a protected ground. Ming Xin He v. Holder, 749 F.3d 792, 796 (9th Cir. 2014) (noting that spouses of victims of forced abortions are not per se entitled to asylum and concluding that the petitioner had not made a compelling showing of past persecution); Gu v. Gonzales, 454 F.3d 1014, 1020-22 (9th Cir. 2006) (concluding that a three-day detention, a two-hour interrogation, and a beating with a rod did not compel a conclusion of past persecution and that the petitioner had failed to “present compelling, objective evidence demonstrating a well-founded fear of persecution”). Thus, Jiang's asylum and withholding of removal claims fail.
Substantial evidence supports the agency's denial of CAT protection because Jiang 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 China. See Aden v. Holder, 589 F.3d 1040, 1047 (9th Cir. 2009).
PETITION FOR REVIEW DENIED.
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