Said Shishehbor, Petitioner, v. United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, Respondent, 988 F.2d 121 (9th Cir. 1993)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 988 F.2d 121 (9th Cir. 1993) Submitted Feb. 2, 1993. Decided Feb. 11, 1993

Petition for Review of a Decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals, No. A28-763-226.

BIA

AFFIRMED.

Before PREGERSON, LEAVY and TROTT, Circuit Judges.


MEMORANDUM* 

An immigration judge denied Said Shishehbor's applications for asylum and withholding of deportation. Shishehbor failed to provide credible evidence to establish his eligibility for relief. Shishehbor appealed this decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA"). The BIA adopted the immigration judge's adverse credibility finding and dismissed Shishehbor's appeal. Shishehbor petitions this court for review of the BIA's dismissal.

We review the adverse credibility findings of the BIA and the immigration judge for substantial evidence. Berroteran-Melendez v. I.N.S., 955 F.2d 1251, 1256 (9th Cir. 1992). Substantial evidence is such evidence as a reasonable mind might accept as adequate to support a conclusion. Id.

The immigration judge stated specific and cogent reasons for finding that Shishehbor lacked credibility. Berroteran-Melendez, 955 F.2d at 1256 (9th Cir. 1992). Shishehbor's testimony regarding his well-founded fear of persecution was inconsistent. Moreover, his corroborating documentation appeared to be fabricated.

The BIA appropriately deferred to the immigration judge's adverse credibility finding and provided substantial evidence for its dismissal. Therefore, we affirm the BIA's denial of Shishehbor's applications for asylum and withholding of deportation.

AFFIRMED.

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