Salim v. Holder

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
No. 12-3858
Decision Date: 
August 28, 2013
Federal District: 
Petition for Review, Order of Bd. of Immigration Appeals
Petition denied
Bd. did not err in denying alien’s motion to reopen asylum and withholding of removal proceedings, even though alien submitted new evidence to support his claim that he would endure persecution on account of his Chinese national origin and his Christian religion if forced to return to Indonesia. Motion to reopen was properly denied since said evidence could have been presented at original hearing. Ct. also rejected alien’s claim that he could qualify for asylum under Ninth Circuit’s “disfavored group” analysis set forth in Tampubolon, 610 F.3d 1056.