Salomon v. Gonzales

Filing 920061129


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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 06-1651 RODNEY SALOMON, Petitioner, versus ALBERTO R. GONZALES, Attorney General, Respondent. On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. (A72-040-919) Submitted: October 31, 2006 Decided: November 29, 2006 Before WILKINSON, NIEMEYER, and DUNCAN, Circuit Judges. Petition denied in part and dismissed in part by unpublished per curiam opinion. Rodney Salomon, Petitioner Pro Se. Michele Yvette Francis Sarko, M. Jocelyn Lopez Wright, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Respondent. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. See Local Rule 36(c). PER CURIAM: Rodney Salomon, a native and citizen of Haiti, petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) affirming without opinion the Immigration Judge's denial of deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture. Salomon first contends that the Board erred in denying his appeal without explicitly considering his challenge to the denial of deferral of removal. Construing this as a due process challenge, we find it to See Blanco de Belbruno v. Ashcroft, 362 F.3d Cir. 2004). Next, Salomon disputes the be without merit. 272, 280-83 (4th Immigration Judge's finding that he does not qualify for deferral of removal. Because Salomon is an aggravated felon, we conclude See 8 that we are without jurisdiction to review this claim. U.S.C.A. 1252(a)(2)(C) (West 2005). We accordingly deny in part and dismiss in part the petition for review. facts and legal before We dispense with oral argument because the are and adequately argument presented not in aid the the contentions the court materials would decisional process. PETITION DENIED IN PART AND DISMISSED IN PART - 2 -

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