Lorena Munoz Santoyo v. Jefferson Sessions, III

Case: 17-60531 Document: 00514673320 Page: 1 Date Filed: 10/09/2018 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT United States Court of Appeals No. 17-60531 Fifth Circuit FILED Summary Calendar October 9, 2018 Lyle W. Cayce LORENA MUNOZ SANTOYO, Clerk Petitioner v. JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS, III, U. S. ATTORNEY GENERAL, Respondent Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals BIA No. A206 877 431 Before BARKSDALE, DENNIS, and SOUTHWICK, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM: * Lorena Munoz Santoyo, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitions for review of the denial of her applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). In reviewing the final decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the ruling of the immigration judge will be reviewed insofar as it affected the BIA’s decision. Zhu v. Gonzales, 493 F.3d 588, 593 (5th Cir. 2007). Each claim fails. * Pursuant to 5th Cir. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5th Cir. R. 47.5.4. Case: 17-60531 Document: 00514673320 Page: 2 Date Filed: 10/09/2018 No. 17-60531 Findings that Santoyo was not eligible for relief are reviewed for substantial evidence. Zhang v. Gonzales, 432 F.3d 339, 344 (5th Cir. 2005). Along that line, Santoyo has “‘the burden of showing that the evidence is so compelling that no reasonable factfinder could reach a contrary conclusion’”. Orellana-Monson v. Holder, 685 F.3d 511, 518 (5th Cir. 2012) (quoting Chen v. Gonzales, 470 F.3d 1131, 1134 (5th Cir. 2006)). Santoyo’s claims are related to the murder of her father by a neighbor, Salvador Guzman Alcauter (Guzman), and threats he made against her family. She first challenges the determination that her subjective fear of future persecution by Guzman was not objectively reasonable. See Zhao v. Gonzales, 404 F.3d 295, 307 (5th Cir. 2005). The record shows, after the murder, Santoyo and her family moved to another town for approximately six months without suffering any harm. See Eduard v. Ashcroft, 379 F.3d 182, 194 (5th Cir. 2004). In addition, the evidence shows her father’s murder was precipitated by a history of personal and land-use disputes he had with Guzman. Accordingly, Santoyo fails to demonstrate the evidence compels concluding her fear of future persecution is objectively reasonable. See Zhang, 432 F.3d at 344. Next, Santoyo challenges the finding that any persecution would not be on account of a protected ground. See 8 U.S.C. § 1158(b)(1)(B)(i); 8 U.S.C. § 1231(b)(3)(A). Although she contends she would face persecution based on the imputed political opinion of her father, substantial evidence supports finding his murder resulted from the above-referenced personal and land-use disputes. Santoyo also contends she will face persecution because of her membership in a particular social group: her family. Again, the record supports a finding that Guzman’s actions were motivated by other reasons. Santoyo cites no evidence disputing Guzman was motivated by a personal 2 Case: 17-60531 Document: 00514673320 ...

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