Petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeal's denial of Senegalese petitioner's application for asylum and other related relief is denied where: 1) substantial evidence supports the BIA's conclusion that petitioner failed to show her proposed group is socially visible and sufficiently particular; 2) petitioner presented no evidence to support her claim of persecution because of her religious beliefs; 3) petitioner failed to prove that the Senegalese government would torture her or permit her to be tortured if she were to return.
On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals
Decided September 2, 2009
For Appellant: David L. Yavner
For Appellee: John D. Williams, Trial Attorney, Office of Immigration Litigation, Tony West, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, and Russell J. E. Verby, Senior Litigation Counsel, Office of Immigration Litigation