Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
Petition for review of an order denying asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture is denied where: 1) plaintiff did not prove a likelihood that he would be tortured upon return to Pakistan by government officials; and 2) the Board of Immigration Appeals properly concluded that he did not identify an appropriate social group as his indebtedness to a creditor is not an immutable characteristic since it is not innate or fundamental to his identity.
On Petition for Review from the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Argued July 7, 2009
Decided August 6, 2009
Before POSNER, KANNE, and SYKES, Circuit Judges.
Per Curium Opinion.