Diyang Zhang v. Matthew Whitaker

NOT FOR PUBLICATION FILED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS JAN 9 2019 MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT DIYANG ZHANG, No. 16-71611 Petitioner, Agency No. A200-797-706 v. MEMORANDUM* MATTHEW G. WHITAKER, Acting Attorney General, Respondent. On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals Submitted January 7, 2019** San Francisco, California Before: TROTT, SILVERMAN, and TALLMAN, Circuit Judges. Diyang Zhang, a native and citizen of China, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ order dismissing his appeal from an immigration judge’s (“IJ”) decision denying his application for asylum and withholding of removal. We have jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. § 1252. We review for substantial * This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent except as provided by Ninth Circuit Rule 36-3. ** The panel unanimously concludes this case is suitable for decision without oral argument. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2). evidence the agency’s factual findings, applying the standards governing adverse credibility determinations created by the REAL ID Act. Shrestha v. Holder, 590 F.3d 1034, 1039 – 40 (9th Cir. 2010). We deny the petition for review. Zhang’s inconsistent and contradictory testimony before the IJ regarding his visa application provides substantial evidence to support the adverse credibility determination. See id. at 1048 (adverse credibility determination reasonable under “the totality of circumstances”); see also Rizk v. Holder, 629 F.3d 1083, 1087 (9th Cir. 2011) (agency’s adverse credibility determination must be upheld so long as one of the identified grounds is supported by substantial evidence). Because substantial evidence supports the adverse credibility finding, we uphold the denial of asylum and withholding of removal. See Farah v. Ashcroft, 348 F.3d 1153, 1156 (9th Cir. 2003). We reject as unsupported by the record Zhang’s contention that the IJ violated his due process rights. See Lata v. INS, 204 F.3d 1241, 1246 (9th Cir. 2000) (requiring error to prevail on due process claim). PETITION FOR REVIEW DENIED. 2 16-71611 16-71611 Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ca9 9th Cir. Diyang Zhang v. Matthew Whitaker 9 January 2019 Agency Unpublished 4ade9df38b527ec511a575d806da348ccfe8e84e

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