Miguel Zamundio Orozco v. Jefferson Sessions

NOT FOR PUBLICATION FILED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS APR 16 2018 MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT MIGUEL ANGEL ZAMUNDIO OROZCO, No. 14-72556 Petitioner, Agency No. A034-983-427 v. MEMORANDUM* JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS III, Attorney General, Respondent. On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals Submitted April 11, 2018** Before: SILVERMAN, PAEZ, and OWENS, Circuit Judges. Miguel Angel Zamundio Orozco, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ order dismissing his appeal from an immigration judge’s (“IJ”) decision denying a continuance and ordering removal. Our jurisdiction is governed by 8 U.S.C. § 1252. We review for abuse of * 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). discretion the agency’s denial of a continuance, and review de novo questions of law. Ahmed v. Holder, 569 F.3d 1009, 1012 (9th Cir. 2009). We deny in part and dismiss in part the petition for review. The agency correctly determined that Zamundio Orozco’s conviction under California Health and Safety Code § 11378, for possession for sale of methamphetamine, is a drug trafficking aggravated felony under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43)(B), where the criminal complaint, change of plea form, and change of plea minutes, read in conjunction, establishes that the substance at issue was methamphetamine. See United States v. Vega Ortiz, 822 F.3d 1031, 1035-36 (9th Cir. 2016) (Section 11378 is divisible and a conviction under the statute is an aggravated felony where the substance at issue is punishable under the federal Controlled Substances Act). The agency did not abuse its discretion in denying Zamundio Orozco a fourth continuance for lack of good cause, where petitioner had no pending state court motions, he advised the IJ that he was voluntarily abandoning his applications for relief, and he requested that the IJ enter an order of removal. See 8 C.F.R. §§ 1003.29, 1003.31(c); Ahmed, 569 F.3d at 1012 (listing factors to consider in determining if the agency abused its discretion in denying a continuance request). We lack jurisdiction to consider Zamundio Orozco’s unexhausted 2 14-72556 contentions regarding alleged due process violations by the IJ and the Department of Homeland Security. See Tijani v. Holder, 628 F.3d 1071, 1080 (9th Cir. 2010). PETITION FOR REVIED DENIED in part; DISMISSED in part. 3 14-72556 14-72556 Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ca9 9th Cir. Miguel Zamundio Orozco v. Jefferson Sessions 16 April 2018 Agency Unpublished 0e79a67c2b91bc30ec4bc6c63fe2b77162324baf

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