ROGELIO MARQUEZ-CRUZ V. ERIC HOLDER, JR., No. 11-73199 (9th Cir. 2012)

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NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FILED FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT NOV 29 2012 MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK U .S. C O U R T OF APPE ALS ROGELIO MARQUEZ-CRUZ, Petitioner, No. 11-73199 Agency No. A089-854-359 v. MEMORANDUM * ERIC H. HOLDER, JR., Attorney General, Respondent. On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals Argued and Submitted November 5, 2012 Seattle, Washington Before: W. FLETCHER and FISHER, Circuit Judges, and DEARIE, District Judge.** Rogelio Marquez-Cruz petitions for review of the BIA s denial of his application for asylum, withholding of removal and relief under the Convention Against Torture. We deny the petition. * This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent except as provided by 9th Cir. R. 36-3. ** The Honorable Raymond J. Dearie, Senior United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, sitting by designation. 1. The BIA s determination that Marquez did not file an asylum application within a reasonable time given his changed circumstances is supported by substantial evidence. Although the events giving rise to the changed circumstances occurred in September and October 2008, Marquez failed to take any action to file an asylum application until August 2009, after he was arrested for domestic assault and removal proceedings were instituted against him. The evidence does not compel the conclusion that his delay was reasonable. See INS v. Elias-Zacarias, 502 U.S. 478, 481 n.1 (1992) ( To reverse the BIA finding we must find that the evidence not only supports [a contrary] conclusion, but compels it . . . . ). 2. Substantial evidence also supports the BIA s determination that Marquez has not shown a clear probability that he will be persecuted or tortured if he is removed to Mexico. Given his family s continued safety in Mexico following the 2008 incidents, the absence of any evidence that Marquez himself was targeted and the BIA s observation that there is no reason for the perpetrators of the 2008 crimes to believe that Marquez has any information on or affiliation with Rogaciano Alva Alvarez, the record does not compel a conclusion contrary to that reached by the BIA. PETITION DENIED. 2