Heidy Ortiz-Bonilla v. Loretta E. Lynch


PER CURIAM OPINION FILED - THE COURT: Lavenski R. Smith, Morris S. Arnold and Bobby E. Shepherd (UNPUBLISHED) [4399543] [15-2205]

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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 15-2205 ___________________________ Heidy Carolina Ortiz-Bonilla lllllllllllllllllllllPetitioner v. Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States lllllllllllllllllllllRespondent ____________ Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals ____________ Submitted: May 13, 2016 Filed: May 17, 2016 [Unpublished] ____________ Before SMITH, ARNOLD, and SHEPHERD, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Guatemalan citizen Heidy Carolina Ortiz-Bonilla petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) upholding an immigration judge’s (IJ’s) denial of her motion to reopen. We find no abuse of discretion in the denial of the motion to reopen. See Valencia v. Holder, 657 F.3d 745, 748 (8th Cir. 2011) (abuse of discretion occurs when BIA offers no rational explanation for its decision, Appellate Case: 15-2205 Page: 1 Date Filed: 05/17/2016 Entry ID: 4399543 departs from established policies without explanation, ignores or distorts evidence in record, or relies on legal error or impermissible factors; discussing requirements for motion to reopen based on ineffective assistance of counsel); see also Alva-Arellano v. Lynch, 811 F.3d 1064, 1066-67 (8th Cir. 2016) (motions to reopen are disfavored due to strong public interest in bringing litigation to close, and because granting them can cause endless prolongation of proceedings). The petition for review is denied. ______________________________ -2- Appellate Case: 15-2205 Page: 2 Date Filed: 05/17/2016 Entry ID: 4399543

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