Pan v. Holder, No. 12-1887 (4th Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
Petitioner, a native and citizen of China, sought review of the denial of his application for asylum and withholding of removal based on his claim that government officials would sterilize him for violating China's one-child policy if he returns to China. The court concluded that the adverse credibility finding was supported by substantial evidence where the IJ and BIA identified specific and cogent reasons support this finding. Accordingly, the court denied the petition for review. To the extent that petitioner sought review of the BIA's denial of relief under the Convention Against Torture, the court concluded that the agency's decision was also supported by substantial evidence.