Lara-Guzman v. Sessions

16-1497 Lara-Guzman v. Sessions BIA Verrillo, IJ A206 629 812/813 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT SUMMARY ORDER RULINGS BY SUMMARY ORDER DO NOT HAVE PRECEDENTIAL EFFECT. CITATION TO A SUMMARY ORDER FILED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2007, IS PERMITTED AND IS GOVERNED BY FEDERAL RULE OF APPELLATE PROCEDURE 32.1 AND THIS COURT=S LOCAL RULE 32.1.1. WHEN CITING A SUMMARY ORDER IN A DOCUMENT FILED WITH THIS COURT, A PARTY MUST CITE EITHER THE FEDERAL APPENDIX OR AN ELECTRONIC DATABASE (WITH THE NOTATION “SUMMARY ORDER”). A PARTY CITING TO A SUMMARY ORDER MUST SERVE A COPY OF IT ON ANY PARTY NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL. 1 At a stated term of the United States Court of Appeals for 2 the Second Circuit, held at the Thurgood Marshall United States 3 Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, in the City of New York, on the 4 5th day of February, two thousand eighteen. 5 6 PRESENT: 7 JOHN M. WALKER, JR., 8 BARRINGTON D. PARKER, 9 REENA RAGGI, 10 Circuit Judges. 11 _____________________________________ 12 13 ANGELA SUYAPA LARA-GUZMAN, LINNY 14 SOHELE RODRIGUEZ-LARA, 15 Petitioners, 16 17 v. 16-1497 18 NAC 19 JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS III, UNITED 20 STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL, 21 Respondent. 22 _____________________________________ 23 24 FOR PETITIONERS: Robert C. Ross, West Haven, CT. 25 26 FOR RESPONDENT: Chad A. Readler, Acting Assistant 27 Attorney General; Jesse M. Bless, 28 Senior Litigation Counsel; Barbara 29 J. Leen, Trial Attorney, Office of 1 Immigration Litigation, United 2 States Department of Justice, 3 Washington, DC. 4 5 UPON DUE CONSIDERATION of this petition for review of a 6 Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) decision, it is hereby 7 ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that the petition for review is 8 DENIED. 9 Petitioners Angela Suyapa Lara-Guzman and her daughter, 10 Linny Sohele Rodriguez-Lara, natives and citizens of Honduras, 11 seek review of an April 12, 2016, decision of the BIA affirming 12 an August 24, 2015, decision of Immigration Judge (“IJ”) Philip 13 Verrillo denying asylum, withholding of removal, and relief 14 under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”). In re Angela 15 Suyapa Lara-Guzman, Linny Sohele Rodriguez-Lara, Nos. A206 629 16 812/813 (B.I.A. Apr. 12, 2016), aff’g Nos. A206 629 812/13 17 (Immig. Ct. Hartford Aug. 24, 2015). We assume the parties’ 18 familiarity with the underlying facts and procedural history 19 in this case. 20 Under the circumstances of this case, we have reviewed both 21 the IJ’s and the BIA’s opinions “for the sake of completeness.” 22 Wangchuck v. Dep’t of Homeland Sec., 448 F.3d 524, 528 (2d Cir. 23 2006). The applicable standards of review are well 24 established. See 8 U.S.C. § 1252(b)(4)(B); see also Chuilu 2 1 Liu v. Holder, 575 F.3d 193, 196 (2d Cir. 2009). The agency 2 did not err in concluding that Lara-Guzman failed to satisfy 3 her burden of proof as to her claim that the father of her 4 children abused her for years in Honduras and that police did 5 ...

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