Luis Rodriguez v. Jefferson Sessions, III

NOT FOR PUBLICATION FILED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS JUL 13 2018 MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT LUIS RICARDO RODRIGUEZ, AKA Luis No. 17-71370 Armando Ortiz Gomez, Agency No. A205-311-139 Petitioner, v. MEMORANDUM* JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS III, Attorney General, Respondent. On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals Submitted July 10, 2018** Before: CANBY, W. FLETCHER, and CALLAHAN, Circuit Judges. Luis Ricardo Rodriguez, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) order denying his motion to reopen. We have jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. § 1252. We review for abuse of discretion the * 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). denial of a motion to reopen. Mohammed v. Gonzales, 400 F.3d 785, 791-92 (9th Cir. 2005). We deny the petition for review. The BIA did not abuse its discretion in denying Rodriguez’s motion to reopen based on ineffective assistance of counsel for failure to establish prejudice, where he did not show that the evidence submitted with the motion, including the declaration of Rodriguez’s fiancé, may have affected the agency’s hardship determination. See Mohammed, 400 F.3d 785, 793-94 (9th Cir. 2005) (to prevail on an ineffective assistance of counsel claim, a petitioner must demonstrate that counsel’s performance may have affected the outcome of the proceedings); 8 U.S.C. § 1229b(b)(1)(D). Because Rodriguez’s failure to show prejudice is dispositive, we do not reach his remaining contentions regarding his former attorney’s performance, or compliance with Matter of Lozada, 19 I. & N. Dec. 637 (BIA 1988). See Simeonov v. Ashcroft, 371 F.3d 532, 538 (9th Cir. 2004). PETITION FOR REVIEW DENIED. 2 17-71370 17-71370 Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ca9 9th Cir. Luis Rodriguez v. Jefferson Sessions, III 13 July 2018 Agency Unpublished 8ee37be1649c54b53f9b42b63a03516e7dd377f9

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