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Soriano v. Holder, No. 05-72116

Petitioner's petition for review of the BIA's denial of his asylum application is denied, where government informants do not constitute a "particular social group" for purposes of analyzing their eligibility for asylum, and thus Petitioner did not meet the requirements of 8 U.S.C. section 1101(a)(42)(A).

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Appellate Information

Submitted June 2, 2009

Filed June 26, 2009


Opinion by Judge Graber


Tasha Lani Huber, Korenberg & Abramowitz, Sherman Oaks, CA

Robert G. Stapleton, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC