Xie v. Barr, 051319 FED2, 17-1131 NAC

Docket Nº:17-1131 NAC
Party Name:GUOLIANG XIE, Petitioner, v. William P. Barr, UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL, Respondent.
Attorney:FOR PETITIONER: Gary J. Yerman, New York, NY. FOR RESPONDENT: Chad A. Readier, Acting Assistant Attorney General; Mary Jane Candaux, Assistant Director; Matthew Connelly, Trial Attorney, Office of Immigration Litigation, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
Judge Panel:PRESENT: ROSEMARY S. POOLER, DEBRA ANN LIVINGSTON, GERARD E. LYNCH, Circuit Judges.
Case Date:May 13, 2019
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
 
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GUOLIANG XIE, Petitioner,

v.

William P. Barr, UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL, Respondent.

No. 17-1131 NAC

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

May 13, 2019

UNPUBLISHED OPINION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 13th day of May, two thousand nineteen.

FOR PETITIONER: Gary J. Yerman, New York, NY.

FOR RESPONDENT: Chad A. Readier, Acting Assistant Attorney General; Mary Jane Candaux, Assistant Director; Matthew Connelly, Trial Attorney, Office of Immigration Litigation, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC.

PRESENT: ROSEMARY S. POOLER, DEBRA ANN LIVINGSTON, GERARD E. LYNCH, 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 Guoliang Xie, a native and citizen of the People's Republic of China, seeks review of the BIA's June 10, 2016, decision, affirming a February 27, 2015, decision of an Immigration Judge ("IJ") denying Xie's application for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture ("CAT"). In re Guoliang Xie, No. A205 897 893 (B.I.A. June 10, 2016), aff'g No. A 205 897 893 (Immig. Ct. N.Y. City Feb. 27, 2015). We assume the parties' familiarity with the underlying facts and procedural history in this case.

Because Xie appealed only the IJ's initial decision concerning past persecution to the BIA, our review is limited to...

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