Maria Domingo-Lucas v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III

United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 17-1652 ___________________________ Maria Domingo-Lucas lllllllllllllllllllllPetitioner 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of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals ____________ Submitted: January 22, 2018 Filed: January 25, 2018 [Unpublished] ____________ Before BENTON, MURPHY, and ERICKSON, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Guatemalan Maria Domingo-Lucas petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissing her appeal from the decision of an immigration judge, which denied her request for asylum and withholding of removal. Having jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. § 1252, this court denies the petition. This court concludes that substantial evidence supports the agency’s determination that Domingo-Lucas failed to show that the Guatemalan government is unable or unwilling to control the private actor that she fears. This finding is dispositive of Domingo-Lucas’s asylum claim. See Gutierrez-Vidal v. Holder, 709 F.3d 728, 731-33 (8th Cir. 2013) (standard of review and asylum requirements; noting that without government imprimatur, asylum claims based on the conduct of private parties fail; specifically finding no well-founded fear of persecution). Because Domingo-Lucas did not satisfy asylum’s less rigorous burden, her withholding claim necessarily fails also. See id. at 733-34. The petition for review is denied. ______________________________ -2- 17-1652 Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ca8 8th Cir. Maria Domingo-Lucas v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III 25 January 2018 Unpublished bd5a76a2cf5d87904caf33c4591326b28dbdfec1

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