Israel Aguirre-Carrete v. Jefferson Sessions, III
UNPUBLISHED OPINION ORDER FILED. [17-60512 Dismissed for Lack of Jurisdiction] Judge: JLD, Judge: LHS, Judge: SAH; granting motion to dismiss petition for review for lack of jurisdiction filed by Respondent Mr. Jefferson B. Sessions, III, U. S. Attorney General [8616998-2] [17-60512]
Date Filed: 11/20/2017
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
United States Court of Appeals
November 20, 2017
Lyle W. Cayce
JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS, III, U. S. ATTORNEY GENERAL,
Petition for Review of an Order of the
Board of Immigration Appeals
BIA No. A089 382 147
Before DENNIS, SOUTHWICK, and HIGGINSON, Circuit Judges.
We lack jurisdiction to consider the two issues Petitioner raises on appeal. First, he contends that the Board of Immigration Appeals failed to apply
the “clearly erroneous” standard of review and instead “rejected the [immigration judge’s] record-based findings in favor of [the Board’s] own assessment of
the evidence.” But this issue is outside our jurisdiction because Petitioner
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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH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: 11/20/2017
never presented it to the Board. See Omari v. Holder, 562 F.3d 314, 319–21
(5th Cir. 2009). Second, Petitioner contends that the Board made erroneous
factual findings. But he is removable for having committed crimes covered by
8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(2)(A)(iii) and (B)(i), depriving us of jurisdiction to review
issues of fact. See 8 U.S.C. § 1252(a)(2)(C),(D). Although Petitioner is correct
that that we may review whether the facts found are legally sufficient to warrant relief, see, e.g., Alvarado de Rodriguez v. Holder, 585 F.3d 227, 234 (5th
Cir. 2009); Matter of Z-Z-O, 26 I. & N. Dec. 586, 590–91 (BIA 2015), that is not
the nature of his appeal. Rather, he complains that he “presented substantial,
credible, and unchallenged evidence” contradicting the Board’s findings. That
is squarely an issue of fact. See, e.g., Escudero-Arciniega v. Holder, 702 F.3d
781, 785 (5th Cir. 2012); Morka v. Holder, 554 F. App’x 342, 343 (5th Cir. 2014).
It is therefore ORDERED that Respondent’s opposed motion to dismiss
the petition for review for lack of jurisdiction is GRANTED.
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