Adnan Ali v. U.S. Attorney General

USCA11 Case: 21-14436 Date Filed: 09/21/2022 Page: 1 of 9 [DO NOT PUBLISH] In the United States Court of Appeals For the Eleventh Circuit ____________________ No. 21-14436 Non-Argument Calendar ____________________ ADNAN ALI, Petitioner, versus U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL, Respondent. ____________________ Petition for Review of a Decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals Agency No. A213-540-271 ____________________ USCA11 Case: 21-14436 Date Filed: 09/21/2022 Page: 2 of 9 2 Opinion of the Court 21-14436 Before ROSENBAUM, GRANT, and BRASHER, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM: Adnan Ali, a citizen of Pakistan proceeding pro se, seeks re- view of the decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals to deny his claims for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection un- der the Convention Against Torture. Ali alleges that he was attacked three times in Pakistan be- cause of his religion as a Shia Muslim. The agency determined that he was not a credible witness, and that he failed to adequately cor- roborate his claims with other evidence. It therefore denied his ap- plication. After careful consideration, we affirm. I. Ali arrived in the United States in 2019. After conceding to an immigration judge that he was removable, he applied for asy- lum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture based on his religion as a Shia Muslim. His appli- cation stated that he had been attacked multiple times because of his religion. In support of his application, he submitted several affi- davits from friends and family members, including his parents and his doctor. He also submitted various reports regarding conditions in Pakistan. At his asylum hearing, Ali explained that he was first at- tacked in November 2018, when a group of people stopped him on his motorbike, slapped him, and asked why he converted to Shiism. USCA11 Case: 21-14436 Date Filed: 09/21/2022 Page: 3 of 9 21-14436 Opinion of the Court 3 He also testified that, in December 2018, four people beat him and cut his nose with a knife. And in January 2019, three police officers allegedly stopped him and his father, then took him to a police sta- tion where they held him for five days, beat him, burned him with cigarettes, and deprived him of food and water. The immigration judge denied Ali’s application because he found that his testimony was not credible. The judge noted several inconsistencies between Ali’s testimony and the record evidence, including that none of the letters that Ali submitted with his appli- cation mentioned the January 2019 incident with the police. The judge also pointed out that the letter from Ali’s doctor said that he treated Ali for burns in December 2018, but Ali said that he only received burns during the January 2019 incident. The judge further concluded that Ali failed to adequately corroborate his claim, given that each of the letters contained significant errors and discrepan- cies. The judge also determined that, even if Ali had been credi- ble, his claims would not succeed on the merits. He reasoned that none of the mistreatment …

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