Fernando Juarez-Esteves v. Loretta Lynch


UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: A205-947-582. Copies to all parties and the agency. [1000055297]. [16-2024]

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Appeal: 16-2024 Doc: 23 Filed: 04/04/2017 Pg: 1 of 2 UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 16-2024 FERNANDO JUAREZ-ESTEVES, a/k/a Fernando Juarez-Estebes, Petitioner, v. JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS III, Attorney General, Respondent. On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Submitted: March 20, 2017 Decided: April 4, 2017 Before NIEMEYER, DIAZ, and FLOYD, Circuit Judges. Petition dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Dan D. Park, LAW OFFICES OF DAN PARK, Falls Church, Virginia, for Petitioner. Joyce R. Branda, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Cindy S. Ferrier, Assistant Director, Song E. Park, Senior Litigation Counsel, Office of Immigration Litigation, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Respondent. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. Appeal: 16-2024 Doc: 23 Filed: 04/04/2017 Pg: 2 of 2 PER CURIAM: Fernando Juarez-Esteves, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) denying his application for withholding of removal. Juarez-Esteves argues for the first time on appeal that he qualified for relief based on his membership in a particular social group. * We may review a final order of removal only if the alien “has exhausted all administrative remedies available to the alien as of right.” 8 U.S.C. § 1252(d)(1) (2012). We may not review any particular claim that is not properly exhausted. See Massis v. Mukasey, 549 F.3d 631, 638 (4th Cir. 2008). Moreover, this prohibition against reviewing unexhausted claims is jurisdictional. See Tiscareno-Garcia v. Holder, 780 F.3d 205, 210 (4th Cir. 2015) (observing that an alien who fails to raise a particular claim before the Board fails to exhaust administrative remedies such that the federal appeals court lacks jurisdiction to consider it). Because Juarez-Esteves did not claim relief on this basis at the agency level, we find that he has failed to exhaust administrative remedies. Accordingly, we lack jurisdiction to review his claim and dismiss the petition for review. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process. PETITION DISMISSED * On appeal, Juarez-Esteves does not seek to challenge the denial of his applications for asylum or protection under the Convention Against Torture. 2

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