Melissa Olympio v. Eric Holder, Jr.
UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
MELISSA AYODELE OLYMPIO, Petitioner, v. ERIC H. HOLDER, JR., Attorney General, Respondent.
On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals.
February 25, 2009
March 16, 2009
Before MOTZ and DUNCAN, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge.
Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Laura L. Lichter, LICHTER & ASSOCIATES, P.C., Denver, Colorado, for Petitioner. Michael F. Hertz, Acting Assistant Attorney General, David V. Bernal, Assistant Director, Lauren E. Fascett, Office of Immigration Litigation, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Respondent.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
PER CURIAM: Melissa Ayodele Olympio, a native and citizen of Togo, petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals denying her motion to reopen. We review the denial of a 8 C.F.R. § 1003.2(a)
motion to reopen for abuse of discretion.
(2008); INS v. Doherty, 502 U.S. 314, 323-24 (1992); Barry v. Gonzales, 445 F.3d 741, 744 (4th Cir. 2006). This court will
reverse the Board's denial of a motion to reopen only if the denial is "arbitrary, capricious, or contrary to law." 445 F.3d at 745. Based on our review of the record, we find that the Board did not abuse its discretion in denying the motion to reopen. Accordingly, we deny the petition for review Barry,
substantially on the reasoning of the Board. (B.I.A. Apr. of 8, 2008). We claims note are that
See In re: Olympio ineffective our recent
decision in Afanwi v. Mukasey, 526 F.3d 788, 796-99 (4th Cir. 2008) (holding that there is no constitutional right under the Fifth Amendment to effective assistance of counsel in removal proceedings). We dispense with oral argument because the facts
and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional
process. PETITION DENIED 2
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