Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

CA7 on Pakistan, PML-N: Mustafa v. Holder

"Ghulam Mustafa and his family seek review of a  decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals in which the  Board affirmed the  immigration judge’s denial of their applications for asylum and withholding of removal.  Mustafa, a citizen of Pakistan and member of the Nawaz faction of the Pakistani Muslim League political party  (“PML-N”), filed an application for asylum and withholding of removal on the basis that he  fears if he were to return  to Pakistan, he would be targeted for having cooperated with the opposition government  under General Pervez Musharraf by providing information about  the financial affairs of his former employer, who is also  a former Pakistani  Senator.  In  affirming the immigration  judge’s denial of the application, the  Board explained that  Mustafa could not establish a fear of  future persecution on account of  a protected statutory ground