Guerra-Marchorro v. Holder, No. 13-1922 (1st Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Petitioner, a citizen of Guatemala, applied for asylum and withholding of removal, claiming that he left for the United States because he feared a gang would kill him. An Immigration Judge (IJ) denied the application. The Board of Immigration Appeals affirmed summarily. The First Circuit denied Petitioner’s petition for review, holding that there was sufficient evidence in the record to support the IJ’s factual finding that Petitioner failed to establish a viable nexus between the persecution he identified and the particular social group to which he claimed to belong - abandoned Guatemalan children lacking protection from gang violence.