ESSIEN ITAM ESSIEN
v.
HOLDER

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth CircuitDec 7, 2009
354 Fed. Appx. 924 (5th Cir. 2009)

No. 08-61056 Summary Calendar.

December 7, 2009.

Essien Itam Essien, Sugar Land, TX, pro se.

Briena Lorraine Strippoli, Thomas Ward Hussey, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, Sharon A. Hudson, U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services, Houston, TX, for Respondent.

Petition For Review Board Of Immigration Appeals, A096 028 307.

Before JOLLY, WIENER, and ELROD, Circuit Judges.


Petitioner Essien Itam Essien, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, petitions for review of the October 28, 2008 Final Order of Deportation or Removal of the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA"). Our review of the briefs, pleadings, and administrative record satisfies us that this Petition for Review should be dismissed in part and denied in part. As noted in the Respondent's appellate brief, (1) Petitioner has failed to set forth with specificity any argument in support of the issues advanced for review; (2) we lack jurisdiction over the BIA's decision of March 18, 2009; (3) our jurisdiction to review the October 28, 2008 decision of the BIA is severely limited by Petitioner's failure to demonstrate exceptional circumstances with specificity; and (4) any disposition by this court of the BIA's denial of Petitioner's Motion To Reopen would be futile, mooting any such review. Accordingly, the Petition for Review filed with this court by Petitioner is

DISMISSED in part and DENIED in part.