Juan Gomez-Lorenzo v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III

United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 17-1240 ___________________________ Juan Gomez-Lorenzo; Manuel Gomez-Cua lllllllllllllllllllllPetitioners v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III, Attorney General of the United States lllllllllllllllllllllRespondent ____________ Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals ____________ Submitted: March 6, 2018 Filed: March 13, 2018 [Unpublished] ____________ Before COLLOTON, BOWMAN, and BENTON, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Guatemalan citizen Juan Gomez-Lorenzo, individually and on behalf of his minor son Manuel Gomez-Cua, petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissing his appeal from the decision of an immigration judge, which denied his request for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT).1 Having jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. § 1252(a)(2)(D), this court denies the petition. This court concludes that substantial evidence supports the agency’s determination that Gomez-Lorenzo was not entitled to asylum or withholding of removal because he failed to show that he was unable or unwilling to return to Guatemala due to persecution, or a well-founded fear of future persecution on account of a protected ground. See De Castro-Gutierrez v. Holder, 713 F.3d 375, 379 (8th Cir. 2013) (standard of review); Gutierrez-Vidal v. Holder, 709 F.3d 728, 732 (8th Cir. 2013) (asylum requirements); Ngure v. Ashcroft, 367 F.3d 975, 989 (8th Cir. 2004) (requirements for withholding of removal). This court also concludes that substantial evidence supports the agency’s denial of CAT relief. See De Castro- Gutierrez, 713 F.3d at 381 (requirements for protection under CAT). The petition is denied. See 8th Cir. R. 47B. ______________________________ 1 Gomez-Lorenzo brought the derivative application on behalf of his son for asylum only. See 8 U.S.C. § 1158(b)(3)(A); 8 C.F.R. § 1208.21(a). Because Manuel’s application is derivative of Gomez-Lorenzo’s application, all subsequent references are to Gomez-Lorenzo. -2- 17-1240 Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ca8 8th Cir. Juan Gomez-Lorenzo v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III 13 March 2018 Unpublished ca2b3c0f9b77ec767a25db7f7b35ebdd6747166c

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