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LAKO v. v. HOLDER

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Nov 22, 2010
Nos. 06-71850, 09-73294 (9th Cir. Nov. 22, 2010)

Opinion

Nos. 06-71850, 09-73294.

Submitted November 16, 2010.

The panel unanimously concludes this case is suitable for decision without oral argument. See Fed.R.App.P. 34(a)(2).

November 22, 2010.

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals Agency Nos. A074-817-827 A074-817-828 A074-817-829.

Before: TASHIMA, BERZON, and CLIFTON, Circuit Judges.


MEMORANDUM

This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent except as provided by 9th Cir. R. 36-3.


In these consolidated petitions for review, Artur Lako and his family, natives and citizens of Albania, petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' ("BIA") orders denying their motions to reopen. Our jurisdiction is governed by 8 U.S.C. § 1252. We review for abuse of discretion the denial of a motion to reopen and de novo questions of law. Mohammed v. Gonzales, 400 F.3d 785, 791-92 (9th Cir. 2005). We deny the petition for review in No. 06-71850, and we dismiss the petition for review in No. 09-73294.

With respect to 06-71850, the BIA did not abuse its discretion in denying petitioners' second motion to reopen as untimely and numerically barred where the successive motion was filed almost three years after the agency's denial of petitioners' first motion to reopen, see 8 C.F.R. § 1003.2(c)(2), and petitioners did not demonstrate the evidence submitted was previously unavailable, see 8 C.F.R. § 1003.2(c)(1); Goel v. Gonzales, 490 F.3d 735, 738-39 (9th Cir. 2007). It follows that petitioners' due process claims fail. See Lata v. INS, 204 F.3d 1241, 1246 (9th Cir. 2000) (requiring error and prejudice for a petitioner to prevail on a due process claim).

With respect to No. 09-73294, we lack jurisdiction to review the BIA's decision not to invoke its sua sponte authority to reopen proceedings. See Ekimian v. INS, 303 F.3d 1153, 1159 (9th Cir. 2002).

No. 06-71850: PETITION FOR REVIEW DENIED. No. 09-73294: PETITION FOR REVIEW DISMISSED.


Summaries of

LAKO v. v. HOLDER

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Nov 22, 2010
Nos. 06-71850, 09-73294 (9th Cir. Nov. 22, 2010)
Case details for

LAKO v. v. HOLDER

Case Details

Full title:ARTUR LAKO; et al., Petitioners, v. ERIC H. HOLDER, Jr., Attorney General…

Court:United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Date published: Nov 22, 2010

Citations

Nos. 06-71850, 09-73294 (9th Cir. Nov. 22, 2010)