No. 16-2399.

SAGAR SAPKOTA, Petitioner, v. JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS III, Attorney General, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided: August 10, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jason A. Dzubow , DZUBOW & PILCHER, PLLC., Washington, D.C., for Petitioner.

Chad A. Readler , Acting Assistant Attorney General, Cindy S. Ferrier , Assistant Director, Timothy G. Hayes , Office of Immigration Litigation, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Respondent.

Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion.


Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.


Sagar Sapkota, a native and citizen of Nepal, petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) dismissing his appeal from the Immigration Judge's denial of his requests for asylum and withholding of removal. We have thoroughly reviewed the record, including the transcript of Sapkota's merits hearing and all supporting evidence. We conclude that the record evidence does not compel a ruling contrary to any of the agency's factual findings, see 8 U.S.C. § 1252(b)(4)(B) (2012), and that substantial evidence supports the Board's decision, INS v. Elias-Zacarias, 502 U.S. 478, 481 (1992).

Accordingly, we deny the petition for review for the reasons stated by the Board. See In re Sapkota (B.I.A. Nov. 9, 2016). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.



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