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Krishnapillai v. Holder, 07-2512

Petition for review of an order sustaining the denial of plaintiff's requests for asylum, restriction on removal, and relief under the U.N. Convention Against Torture is denied where: 1) the IJ's adverse credibility determination against plaintiff was reasonable and consistent with the record evidence; 2) plaintiff failed to supply corroboration of the events he testified about and thus presented insufficient evidence to support his claim that he would be persecuted if returned to Sri Lanka; 3) plaintiff failed to offer sufficient evidence that he was entitled to a hearing on the possibility that he would face persecution as a failed asylum seeker; and 4) plaintiff did not establish a pattern or practice of persecution in Sri Lanka based on a protected trait that he shares.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 06/02/2008
  • Decided 04/23/2009
  • Published 04/23/2009


  • ROVNER, Circuit Judge., Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and ROVNER and WOOD, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, Attorney (argued), Law Office of Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, New York, NY, for Petitioner.

  • For Appellees:
  • Walter M. Evans, Attorney (argued), Department of Justice, Civil Division, Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for Respondent.
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