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Halim v. Holder, No. 04-74868

In a petition for review of the BIA's denial of petitioner's asylum application, the petition is denied where petitioner failed to make a compelling showing that: 1) the reported incidents of discrimination against him amounted to persecution; 2) the incidents provided an objective basis for a well-founded fear of future persecution; or 3) he was a member of a disfavored group who had been individually targeted.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted October 14, 2009

Filed December 30, 2009


Opinion by Judge Callahan

Concurrence by Judge Cudahy


For Petitioner:

Sharon A. Healey, Law Office of Sharon A. Healey, Seattle, WA

For Respondent:

Tony West, Janice K. Redfern, Thankful T. Vanderstar and Anna E. Nelson, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC