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Matias v. Holder

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.Page 242
Nov 1, 2010
402 F. App'x 241 (9th Cir. 2010)


No. 08-74120.

Submitted October 19, 2010.

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

Filed November 1, 2010.

Stephen Shaiken, Law Office of Stephen Shaiken, San Francisco, CA, for Petitioner.

Kiley L. Kane, Esquire, Trial, Oil, U.S.

Department of Justice, Washington, DC, Chief Counsel Ice, Office of the Chief Counsel Department of Homeland Security, San Francisco, CA, for Respondent.

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Agency Nos. A079-586-738, A079-586-739.

Before: O'SCANNLAIN, LEAVY, and TALLMAN, Circuit Judges.


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

Maria Socorro Gallegos Matias and Jose Jimenez Mendoza, natives and citizens of Mexico, petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' order dismissing their appeal from an immigration judge's decision denying their request for a continuance and their application for cancellation of removal. Our jurisdiction is governed by 8 U.S.C. § 1252. We review for abuse of discretion the denial of a continuance, and review de novo claims of due process violations. Sandoval-Luna v. Mukasey, 526 F.3d 1243, 1246 (9th Cir. 2008) (per curiam). We deny in part and dismiss in part the petition for review.

The agency did not abuse its discretion by denying petitioners' oral request for a second continuance because petitioners did not demonstrate good cause. See 8 C.F.R. § 1003.29; Ahmed v. Holder, 569 F.3d 1009, 1012 (9th Cir. 2009) (considering, among other factors, the nature of the evidence excluded as a result of the denial of a continuance and the number of continuances previously granted). It follows that petitioners' due process challenge fails. See Lata v. INS, 204 F.3d 1241, 1246 (9th Cir. 2000) (requiring agency error for a petitioner to establish a due process violation).

We lack jurisdiction to the extent petitioners challenge the agency's discretionary determination that they failed to demonstrate exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to a qualifying relative. See Mendez-Castro v. Mukasey, 552 F.3d 975, 978 (9th Cir. 2009).


Summaries of

Matias v. Holder

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.Page 242
Nov 1, 2010
402 F. App'x 241 (9th Cir. 2010)
Case details for

Matias v. Holder

Case Details

Full title:Maria Socorro Gallegos MATIAS; Jose Jimenez Mendoza, Petitioners, v. Eric…

Court:United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.Page 242

Date published: Nov 1, 2010


402 F. App'x 241 (9th Cir. 2010)