George Jobeh, Petitioner, v. Immigration and Naturalization Service, Respondent, 141 F.3d 1176 (9th Cir. 1998)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 141 F.3d 1176 (9th Cir. 1998) .Submitted Mar. 6, 1998**.Decided Mar. 18, 1998

Petition to Review a Decision of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Before BRUNETTI, THOMPSON and T.G. NELSON, Circuit Judges.


George Jobeh, a citizen of Syria, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' ("BIA") dismissal of his appeal from a decision by an Immigration Judge denying his application for asylum and for withholding of deportation. We deny the petition for review.

The Immigration Judge denied the application because Jobeh was not credible. Failure to include important events on an asylum application can harm an applicant's credibility. Leon-Barrios v. I .N.S., 116 F.3d 391, 393-94 (9th Cir. 1997). Because Jobeh's application mentioned almost none of the allegations about which he testified, the Immigration Judge did not err in his credibility determination. Substantial evidence supports the denial of asylum and the denial of withholding of deportation.



The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for disposition without oral argument. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); 9th Cir. R. 34-4


This disposition is not appropriate for publication and may not be cited to or by the courts of this circuit except as provided by Ninth Circuit Rule 36-3