Ahmed v. Holder, No. 13-2254 (1st Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Petitioner, a Somalian national, was charged with removability as an alien present without having been admitted or paroled after inspection. Petitioner filed a second application, the first of which was deemed abandoned, requesting asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture. An immigration judge denied relief and ordered Petitioner removed to Somalia, premising his decision on an adverse credibility determination stemming from Petitioner’s “pernicious pattern of prevarication.” The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) affirmed in all respects. The First Circuit denied Petitioner’s petition for judicial review, holding that BIA articulated specific and cogent reasons in support of its adverse credibility determination.