Jesus Gonzalez Figueroa v. Jefferson Sessions

NOT FOR PUBLICATION FILED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS MAR 23 2018 MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT JESUS O. GONZALEZ FIGUEROA, No. 15-73102 Petitioner, Agency No. A079-782-425 v. MEMORANDUM* JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS III, Attorney General, Respondent. On Petition for Review of an Immigration Judge’s Decision Submitted March 13, 2018** Before: LEAVY, M. SMITH, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges. Jesus O. Gonzalez Figueroa, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitions for review of an immigration judge’s (“IJ”) determination under 8 C.F.R. § 1208.31(a) that he did not have a reasonable fear of persecution or torture in Mexico, and thus is not entitled to relief from his reinstated removal order. We have jurisdiction * This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent except as provided by Ninth Circuit Rule 36-3. ** The panel unanimously concludes this case is suitable for decision without oral argument. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2). under 8 U.S.C. § 1252. We review for substantial evidence the IJ’s factual findings, Andrade-Garcia v. Lynch, 828 F.3d 829, 833 (9th Cir. 2016), and we review de novo claims of due process violations in immigration proceedings, Jiang v. Holder, 754 F.3d 733, 738 (9th Cir. 2014). We deny the petition for review. Substantial evidence supports the IJ’s conclusion that Gonzalez Figueroa failed to establish a reasonable possibility of future persecution in Mexico on account of a protected ground. See Lolong v. Gonzales, 484 F.3d 1173, 1181 (9th Cir. 2007) (petitioner had subjectively genuine fear of persecution, but failed to establish individualized risk or a pattern and practice of persecution); Nagoulko v. INS, 333 F.3d 1012, 1018 (9th Cir. 2003) (possibility of future persecution too speculative). Substantial evidence also supports the IJ’s conclusion that Gonzalez Figueroa failed to demonstrate a reasonable possibility of torture by the Mexican government, or with its consent or acquiescence. See Andrade-Garcia, 828 F.3d at 836-37; Zheng v. Holder, 644 F.3d 829, 835-36 (9th Cir. 2011) (claims of possible torture too speculative). We reject, as unsupported by the record, Gonzalez Figueroa’s contention that the IJ violated his due process rights or otherwise erred in reviewing the 2 15-73102 asylum officer’s determination. See Lata v. INS, 204 F.3d 1241, 1246 (9th Cir. 2000) (requiring error to prevail on a due process claim). PETITION FOR REVIEW DENIED. 3 15-73102 15-73102 Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ca9 9th Cir. Jesus Gonzalez Figueroa v. Jefferson Sessions 23 March 2018 Agency Unpublished ac669fc2ae0a605f63e53f1009ed88f73d4ce940

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