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Aden v. Holder, No. 08-71168

In a petition for review of the denial of petitioner's asylum application, the petition is denied where: 1) the BIA properly required corroboration of petitioner's testimony; and 2) though the three letters submitted by petitioner supported the conclusion that petitioner's claimed clan and subclan existed, the law was that in order to reverse the BIA finding, the court of appeals must find that the evidence not only supported such conclusion, but compelled it.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted February 12, 2009

Filed December 18, 2009


Opinion by Judge Kleinfeld


For Petitioner:

Victoria Diaz, Ruben Aranda, Linda Imonode, and Mark Sorokin, University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, AZ

For Respondent:

Gregory G. Katsas, Stephen J. Flynn and Mark C. Walters, Department of Justice, Washington, DC