A federal appellate court declined to hear the appeal of a gay Jamaican citizen facing deportation from the United States because he failed to show evidence that he would more likely than not be tortured in his native country due to his sexuality.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals to remove Anthony Lloyd Murry, who identifies as a gay man, from the U.S. because he failed to qualify for relief under the Convention Against Torture. The case, Murry v. Garland, was decided by a three-judge panel that included Judges Frank H. Easterbrook, Michael S. Kanne and Amy J. St. Eve.