Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
Indonesian national's petition for review of BIA's denial of her application for asylum is denied where: 1) BIA's finding that petitioner failed to establish the requisite nexus between the obviously traumatic incidents of armed robbery and bomb threats and her status as a Christian was supported by substantial evidence on the record; and 2) BIA's decision denying petitioner's claim for asylum on the basis of well-founded fear of future persecution was supported by substantial evidence.
On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals
Decided November 10, 2009
Opinion by Torruella, Circuit Judge
For Appellant: Armin A. Skalmowski
For Appellee: Julia J. Tyler, Trial Attorney, Office of Immigration Litigation, Civil Division, Tony West, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, and Barry J. Pettinato, Assistant Director