Stanciu v. Holder, No. 10-2165 (1st Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
Petitioner, a native of Romania, entered the U.S. legally with a visa that allowed him to work as a driver for a particular company. He conceded removability after an inspection revealed that he had switched companies without authorization, in violation of the terms of his visa (8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(1)). The immigration judge found his testimony about being harassed and beaten by police in Romania plausible, but noted inconsistencies. The IJ concluded that petitioner did not have a well-founded fear of future persecution and denied asylum. The First Circuit denied review.