Meng v. Holder, No. 12-2258 (2d Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Petitioner, a native and citizen of the People's Republic of China, sought review of the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's order of removal and denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT), based on past political persecution she experienced as a local public security officer. The court concluded that the statutory persecutor bar rendered petitioner ineligible for asylum and withholding of removal because, for over 20 years, she reported the identities of women with unauthorized pregnancies, knowing that, as a result, many of these women would be subjected to forced abortions and sterilizations; this showing was legally sufficient to demonstrate her assistance in persecution; petitioner is not entitled to relief under the CAT because she failed to establish that it is more likely than not that she will be tortured if removed to China; and, therefore, the court denied the petition for review.