Denying an asylum-seeker’s petition for review where she provided credible testimony but failed to produce sufficient corroborating evidence to support her claim, such as statements from individuals who witnessed relevant events firsthand. The Fourth Circuit also held that neither the IJ nor the BIA erred by failing to (1) make express findings about whether sufficient corroborating evidence was “reasonably available” or (2) give the petitioner a “more meaningful opportunity” to explain why she did not produce sufficient evidence.

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