Shaikh v. Holder

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
No. 12-1111
Decision Date: 
November 26, 2012
Federal District: 
Petition for Review, Order of Bd. of Immigration Appeals
Petition denied
Bd. did not err in affirming IJ’s denial of alien’s applications for asylum or withdrawal or withholding of removal based on claim that aliens had been persecuted by members of Muttahida Quomi Movement (MQM) in Pakistan on account of their political opinions. Bd. could properly find that MQM targeted aliens for reasons unrelated to their political affiliation where record showed that any serious threats or actual violence against aliens by MQM supporters were primarily motivated by fact that aliens had engaged in extra-marital affair.