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Velasco-Cervantes v. Holder, No. 08-73295

Petition for review of the BIA's dismissal of petitioner's appeal of an Immigration Judge's decision denying petitioner's petitions for asylum is denied where material witnesses for the government, such as petitioner, did not constitute a protected social group.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted December 11, 2009

Filed January 27, 2010

Judges

Opinion by Judge Beezer

Counsel

For Petitioner:

Rosaura Rodriguez, Rios Cantor, P.S., Seattle, WA

For Respondent:

Jeffrey R. Meyer, Office of Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC