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Oshodi v. Holder, 08-71478

On a petition seeking review of the BIA's denial of a request for withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) based on the petitioner's fear of persecution and torture due to his religion and political opinions, the petition is denied, where: 1) the BIA did not fail to conduct an inquiry in accordance with a prior Ninth Circuit mandate; 2) the immigration judge did not err by basing his credibility determination on the petitioner's failure to produce corroborating evidence; 3) the immigration judge's adverse credibility determination was supported by substantial evidence; 4) the immigration judge did not prevent the petitioner from testifying about his past torture and persecution; 5) the petitioner did not overcome the presumption that the BIA reviewed his evidence; 6) the petitioner failed to properly authenticate certain documents by certification or by his testimony; and 7) the BIA provided a sufficiently comprehensible explanation for denial of relief under the CAT.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/26/2012
  • Published 01/26/2012


  • Rawlinson


  • United States Ninth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Christopher Nugent, Imran R. Zaidi

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