Plaintiff entered the United States without a valid entry document and applied for asylum. After a hearing, an immigration judge denied relief; the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissed plaintiff’s appeal, ruling that he was ineligible for asylum because he failed to establish past persecution or a fear of future persecution.
Where plaintiff suffered only low-level intimidation and harassment not encompassing a specific threat of imminent death, plaintiff had not been subjected to persecution and could avoid future persecution by local government officials by moving to another part of his home country.
Judgment is affirmed.
Cabrera v. Sessions (MLW No. 72174/Case No 17-2227 – 5 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Loken, J.) Appealed from Board of Immigration Appeals