In a petition for review of the BIA's order denying petitioner's application for asylum, withholding of removal under 8 U.S.C. section 1231(b)(3), and withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture, the petition is denied where petitioner's participation in a scheme to sell organs for profit on the black market was a serious nonpolitical crime.
Argued: September 23, 2009
Decided: October 2, 2009
John F. Clark, Holland & Hart LLP, Washington, DC
James E. Grimes, Gregory G. Katsas, Office of Immigration Litigation, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC