United States Sixth Circuit

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The federal courts lack jurisdiction to review Board of Immigration Appeals determinations on the timeliness of an asylum application; denial of an application for withholding of removal is affirmed as evidence does not compel a finding that petitioner would be subject to persecution on account of his membership in a particular social group.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 06/19/2003
  • Decided 08/18/2003
  • Published 08/18/2003


  • Before BOGGS and GILMAN, Circuit Judges;  and DOWD, District Judge.


  • United States Sixth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Richard R. Renner (argued and briefed), Tate & Renner, Dover, OH, for Petitioner.

  • For Appellees:
  • Victoria Christian, I.N.S. Cleveland, OH, Edward C. Durant (briefed), U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, John C. Cunningham (briefed), Linda S. Wernery (argued), U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation, Civil Div., Washington, DC, for Respondents.
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