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Lopez-Navarrete v. Holder

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Nov 30, 2010
405 F. App'x 135 (9th Cir. 2010)


No. 08-74451.

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).

Filed November 30, 2010.

Bert M. Vega, Esquire, Law Office of Bert M. Vega, Vallejo, CA, for Petitioner.

Ari Nazarov, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, Ronald E. Lefevre, Office of the District Counsel Department of Homeland Security, San Francisco, CA, for Respondent.

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Agency No. A013-068-215.

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


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

Luis Hector Lopez-Navarrete, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' ("BIA") order dismissing his appeal from an immigration judge's ("IJ") removal order. Our jurisdiction is governed by 8 U.S.C. § 1252. We deny in part and dismiss in part the petition for review.

The IJ properly denied Lopez-Navarrete's motion to terminate because LopezNavarrete failed to obtain an affirmative statement of prima facie eligibility for naturalization from the government. See Hernandez de Anderson v. Gonzales, 497 F.3d 927, 933-35 (9th Cir. 2007); 8 C.F.R. § 1239.2(f).

We lack jurisdiction to review the agency's discretionary denial of relief under former section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1182(c) (repealed 1996). See 8 U.S.C. § 1252(a)(2)(B)(ii); Vargas-Hernandez v. Gonzales, 497 F.3d 919, 923 (9th Cir. 2007). Lopez-Navarrete's contention that in making its decision the agency failed to consider all the relevant factors is not supported by the record and does not amount to a colorable claim over which we have jurisdiction. See Mendez-Castro v. Mukasey, 552 F.3d 975, 980 (9th Cir. 2009).

We lack jurisdiction to consider LopezNavarrete's due process claims because he failed to exhaust them before the BIA. See Barron v. Ashcroft, 358 F.3d 674, 677-78 (9th Cir. 2004).


Summaries of

Lopez-Navarrete v. Holder

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Nov 30, 2010
405 F. App'x 135 (9th Cir. 2010)
Case details for

Lopez-Navarrete v. Holder

Case Details

Full title:Luis Hector LOPEZ-NAVARRETE, a.k.a. Louis Hector Lopez, Petitioner, v…

Court:United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Date published: Nov 30, 2010


405 F. App'x 135 (9th Cir. 2010)