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Sihombing v. Holder, No. 08-2119

A final order of the BIA denying Indonesian national's request for withholding of removal on the basis of political asylum is affirmed as petitioner failed to establish past persecution in Indonesia or a clear probability of future persecution. Petitioner's claim of a due process violation resulting from insufficient transcription also fails as he did not establish that it created prejudice.      

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Appellate Information

On Petition For Review Of An Order Of The Board Of Immigration Appeals

Decided September 22, 2009


Before:  TorruellaBoudin, and Dyk, Circuit Judges.   

Opinion by Torruella, Circuit Judge


For Appellant:  William A. Hahn and Hahn & Matkov 

For Appellee:  Terri J. Scadron, Assistant Director, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Office of Immigration Litigation, and Tony West, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division