USA v. Javier Garza-Flore
UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [16-40698 Affirmed ] Judge: EHJ , Judge: JLW , Judge: EBC Mandate pull date is 06/29/2017 for Appellant Javier Garza-Flores; granting motion for summary affirmance filed by Appellee USA [8438668-2]; denying motion to extend time to file appellee's brief filed by Appellee USA [8438668-3] [16-40698]
Date Filed: 06/08/2017
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
United States Court of Appeals
Fif h Circuit
June 8, 2017
Lyle W. Cayce
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Southern District of Texas
USDC No. 6:14-CR-39-1
Before JONES, WIENER, and CLEMENT, Circuit Judges.
PER CURIAM: *
Javier Garza-Flores appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty
plea conviction for illegal reentry after deportation. He contends that the
district court erred in increasing his offense level pursuant to U.S.S.G.
§ 2L1.2(b)(1)(A)(ii) based on his prior Texas conviction for burglary of a
habitation under Texas Penal Code § 30.02.
Garza-Flores argues, under
Mathis v. United States, 136 S. Ct. 2243 (2016), that the Texas burglary statute
Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH
CIR. R. 47.5.4.
Date Filed: 06/08/2017
is not divisible and that not every violation of § 30.02(a) qualifies as a crime of
violence under § 2L1.2(b)(1)(A)(ii).
The Government has filed an opposed motion for summary affirmance
asserting that Garza-Flores’s arguments are foreclosed by our recent decision
in United States v. Uribe, 838 F.3d 667 (5th Cir. 2016), cert. denied, 137 S. Ct.
1359 (2017). In the alternative, the Government requests an extension of time
in which to file a brief on the merits.
The Government is correct that Uribe forecloses Garza-Flores’s Mathis
argument. See Uribe, 838 F.3d at 669-71. Accordingly, the Government’s
motion for summary affirmance is GRANTED, the alternative motion for an
extension of time to file a brief is DENIED, and the judgment of the district
court is AFFIRMED.
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