Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
Petition for review of a final order of the BIA denying a Ugandan national's application for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the CAT is denied where: 1) petitioner has not met her burden of proving past persecution nor likelihood of future persecution on her return to Uganda as no evidence other than speculation was presented; 2) there is nothing to compel a factfinder's conclusion that the petitioner would more likely than not be tortured if removed.
Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals
Decided August 21, 2009
Before Lynch, Chief Judge, Lipez and Howard, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by Lynch, Chief Judge.
For Appellant: William P. Joyce
For Appellee: Hillel R. Smith, Trial Attorney, Office of Immigration Litigation, Tony West, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, and Terri J. Scadron, Assistant Director, Office of Immigration Litigation.