Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
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.
Argued and Submitted October 14, 2009
Filed December 30, 2009
Opinion by Judge Callahan
Concurrence by Judge Cudahy
Tony West, Janice K. Redfern, Thankful T. Vanderstar and Anna E. Nelson, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC