Chen v. Holder

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
No. 13-2505
Decision Date: 
March 10, 2014
Federal District: 
Petition for Review, Order of Bd. of Immigration Appeals
Petition denied
Ct. of Appeals lacked jurisdiction to consider alien’s appeal of Bd.’s denial of her asylum application based on claim that Chinese govt. subjected her to persecution on account of her political opinion where she registered protest that govt. had taken her business without just compensation, since asylum application was filed more than one year after her entry into U.S. Fact that alien did not speak English, did not understand applicable law and lacked money to hire attorney did not require different result. Moreover, with respect to alien’s withholding of removal request, IJ could properly find that govt.’s harm to alien by forcibly removing her from her business and subjecting her to three-day arrest was not based on her expression of political opinion, but rather, was based on her personal dispute with Chinese govt.