No. 08-2336.

600 F.3d 63 (2010)

Selvin Asael MEJILLA-ROMERO, Petitioner, v. Eric H. HOLDER, Jr., Attorney General, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided April 6, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Nancy J. Kelly, John Willshire-Carrera, and the Harvard Immigration Clinic at Greater Boston Legal Services were on brief for petitioner.

Tony West, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, James E. Grimes, Senior Litigation Counsel, Office of Immigration Litigation, and William C. Minick, Attorney, Office of Immigration Litigation, were on brief for respondent.

Before LYNCH, Chief Judge, SELYA and STAHL, Circuit Judges.

LYNCH, Chief Judge.

Selvin Asael Mejilla-Romero, then age eleven, entered the United States illegally and without inspection near Brownsville, Texas, on July 24, 2002. He is now eighteen years old. He petitions for review of a final order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) denying his application for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT).

The BIA and the Immigration Judge (IJ) rejected the claims on...

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