Makieh v. Holder, No. 08-2213 - Immigration Law - U.S. First Circuit
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Makieh v. Holder, No. 08-2213

Petition for review of an order denying asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture is dismissed in part and denied in part where: 1) there was no jurisdiction to consider the asylum application as the application did not present any colorable constitutional claims or questions of law; and 2) substantial evidence supported denying the application for withholding of removal and for protection under the CAT as the record did not support a claim that he would more likely than not be persecuted and tortured if he were to return to Syria.    

Read Makieh v. Holder, No. 08-2213

Appellate Information
Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals
Decided July 14, 2009

Judges
Before Lynch, Chief Judge, Ebel and Lipez, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by Ebel, Circuit Judge.

Counsel
For Petitioner: Ilana Etkin Greenstein, Jeremiah Friedman, Maureen O'Sullivan, Harvey Kaplan, Jeanette Kain

For Respondent: Michael H. Hertz, Michelle Gorden Latour, Timothy G. Hayes.