The First Circuit has affirmed the denial of a family-based asylum case, in which the petitioner alleged she was extorted because her family ties to the father of her child.  The court, however, affirmed the agency's finding that all employees at the the partner's store (including the petitioner) were extorted, undermining the petitioner's assertion that she was actually targeted because of her family ties.

The full text of Villalta-Martinez v. Sessions can be found here: