On Petition for Review from the
Board of Immigration Appeals.
No. A 096 155 535.
Decided and Filed: October 20, 2016
Before: KEITH, McKEAGUE, and WHITE, Circuit Judges.
DAMON J. KEITH, Circuit Judge. Petitioner Roselyne Marikasi (“Marikasi”) appeals
the decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) affirming an Immigration Judge’s
(“IJ”) denial of her asylum petition. On August 20, 2014, an IJ denied Marikasi’s application for
asylum, withholding of removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”) 8 U.S.C.
§ 241(b)(3) and withholding of removal pursuant to the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”).
The IJ determined that Marikasi was not a credible witness due to inconsistencies in her
testimony and her failure to sufficiently corroborate her claims. The BIA affirmed the IJ’s denial
of Marikasi’s applications for asylum and withholding of removal on all counts and ordered
Marikasi removed to her native country of Zimbabwe. Marikasi timely appealed the BIA’s
decision on March 24, 2016. See 8 U.S.C. § 1252(b)(1).
For the following reasons, we AFFIRM the decision of the BIA.