Nos. 07-1993, 07-3178.

528 F.3d 993 (2008)

Ezatulla ORYAKHIL, Petitioner, v. Michael B. MUKASEY, Attorney General of the United States, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided June 17, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ryan M. Kerian (argued), Latham & Watkins, Menlo Park, CA, for Petitioner.

Jeffrey L. Menkin (argued), Department of Justice < Tax Division, Appellate Section, Washington, DC, for Respondent.

Before KANNE, SYKES, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.

KANNE, Circuit Judge.

Ezatulla Oryakhil, a native and citizen of Afghanistan, petitions for review of an order of removal issued by an Immigration Judge (IJ), which became final when the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) dismissed his appeal. The IJ credited Oryakhil's testimony that he has been, and will be, targeted by Taliban rebels because of his position in the Afghan military and his affiliation with the United States. However, the IJ also determined that Oryakhil...

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