Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
Denial of Petition for Review of BIA Order
In Dallakoti v. Holder, No. 09-9565, a petition for review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), which upheld an immigration judge's (IJ) denial of petitioner's application for asylum, restriction on removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT), the court denied the petition where a reasonable adjudicator would not be compelled to conclude that one of the central reasons the Maoists in petitioner's native country targeted petitioner was because of his family's or his own political beliefs.
As the court wrote: "Petitioner Sanjeev Dallakoti, a native and citizen of Nepal, petitions this
court for review of the decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), which upheld the immigration judge's (IJ) denial of his application for asylum, restriction on removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT), and also denied his motion for remand. According to Mr. Dallakoti, he was persecuted by the Maoists not only because he was a successful businessman, but also on account of his family's political opinions, which he claims should be imputed to him. We deny the petition for review."
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