This immigrant, Nano Sukarno, sought asylum in the U.S. but was denied and this Court of Appeals denied further review. The immigrant claimed persecution in his home country of Indonesia for alleged membership in the Golkar Party. Evidence (including anonymous letters and a ninja attack) was insufficient.
NANO SUKARNO, Petitioner
ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES; JANET NAPOLITANO,
* as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; JULIE MYERS, as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; John P. Torres, Director of Detention and Removal Office, Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Thomas Decker, as Director of Detention and Removal, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Field Office of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement;
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE and UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Respondents
* Amended pursuant to Fed. R. App. P. 43(c)(2).
COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT
349 Fed. Appx. 797; 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 23355
October 14, 2009, Submitted Pursuant to Third Circuit LAR 34.1(a)
October 22, 2009, Opinion Filed
NOTICE: NOT PRECEDENTIAL OPINION UNDER THIRD CIRCUIT INTERNAL OPERATING PROCEDURE RULE 5.7. SUCH OPINIONS ARE NOT REGARDED AS PRECEDENTS WHICH BIND THE COURT.
Per curiam opinion by Circuit Judges: Barry, Smith and Hardiman:
Petitioner Nano Sukarno entered the United States as a nonimmigrant visitor on August 9, 2000. On May 12, 2003, the Immigration and Naturalization Service served Sukarno, a native and citizen of Indonesia, with a notice to appear charging him as removable for remaining in the country for a time longer than his visa permitted. Sukarno conceded removability as charged, but applied for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”), on the ground that he had suffered past persecution and feared future persecution due to his political activities in Indonesia. Specifically, Sukarno asserted that he was persecuted because of his membership in the Golkar Party (GP) in Muncar, Indonesia.
the only incident of harm Sukarno testified to, aside from anonymous threatening letters, was a night-time attack by assailants dressed in ninja outfits on his home while he was out of town.
Sukarno’s fear of future persecution is further undermined by the fact that his family remains in Indonesia unharmed.
therefore, this Court
will deny Sukarno’s petition for review.