Y.C. v. Holder, X.W. Holder, No. 11-2749 (2d Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
Petitioners sought review of the BIA's order affirming the IJ's decision denying their applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). Both petitioners premised their applications on pro-democracy activities in which they engaged after arriving in the United States, including the publication of articles criticizing the Chinese government. The court concluded that, although petitioners asserted that they revealed their participation in pro-democracy organizations on the Internet, neither adduced sufficient evidence that Chinese authorities were aware or likely to become aware of their political activities in the United States or that they would in any event be persecuted on that basis. Accordingly, the court denied Y.C.'s petition for review, and denied in part and dismissed in part X.W.'s petition for review.