Liu v. Sessions, 020818 FED2, 16-59 NAC

Docket Nº:16-59 NAC
Party Name:JIA LIU, Petitioner, v. JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS III, UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL, Respondent.
Attorney:FOR PETITIONER: Brian P. Fredericks, New York, NY. FOR RESPONDENT: Benjamin C. Mizer, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General; M. Jocelyn Lopez Wright, Senior Litigation Counsel; Anthony J. Messuri, Trial Attorney, Office of Immigration Litigation, United States Department of Justice, Washing...
Judge Panel:PRESENT: ROBERT A. KATZMANN, Chief Judge, ROBERT D. SACK, RICHARD C. WESLEY, Circuit Judges.
Case Date:February 08, 2018
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
 
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JIA LIU, Petitioner,

v.

JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS III, UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL, Respondent.

No. 16-59 NAC

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

February 8, 2018

         UNPUBLISHED OPINION

         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.

         At a stated term of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, held at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, in the City of New York, on the 8th day of February, two thousand eighteen.

          FOR PETITIONER: Brian P. Fredericks, New York, NY.

          FOR RESPONDENT: Benjamin C. Mizer, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General; M. Jocelyn Lopez Wright, Senior Litigation Counsel; Anthony J. Messuri, Trial Attorney, Office of Immigration Litigation, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC.

          PRESENT: ROBERT A. KATZMANN, Chief Judge, ROBERT D. SACK, RICHARD C. WESLEY, Circuit Judges.

         UPON DUE CONSIDERATION of this petition for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") decision, it is hereby ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that the petition for review is DENIED.

         Petitioner Jia Liu, a native and citizen of the People's Republic of China, seeks review of a December 9, 2015, decision of the BIA affirming an April 8, 2014, decision of an Immigration Judge ("IJ") denying Liu's application for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture ("CAT"). In re Jia Liu, No. A 205 614 781 (B.I.A. Dec. 9, 2015), aff'g No. A205 614 781 (Immig. Ct. N.Y. City Apr. 8, 2014). We assume the parties' familiarity with the underlying facts and procedural history in this case.

         We have reviewed the IJ's decision as supplemented by the BIA. See...

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