Ruben Uribe-Sanchez v. Jefferson Sessions, III

Case: 17-60399 Document: 00514522981 Page: 1 Date Filed: 06/21/2018 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit FILED No. 17-60399 June 21, 2018 Summary Calendar Lyle W. Cayce Clerk RUBEN DARIO URIBE-SANCHEZ, Petitioner v. JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS, III, U. S. ATTORNEY GENERAL, Respondent Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals BIA No. A091 881 573 Before DAVIS, COSTA, and ENGELHARDT, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM: * Ruben Dario Uribe-Sanchez, a native and citizen of Mexico, challenges the decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) affirming the Immigration Judge’s (IJ) denial of his motion to reopen removal proceedings. The BIA declined to exercise its sua sponte discretion to reopen the removal proceedings in light of the departure bar. Uribe-Sanchez contends that this was error. * 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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR.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. Case: 17-60399 Document: 00514522981 Page: 2 Date Filed: 06/21/2018 No. 17-60399 While we lack jurisdiction to review the BIA’s decision not to exercise its discretion to grant Uribe-Sanchez’s motion to reopen, see Enriquez-Alvarado v. Ashcroft, 371 F.3d 246, 248-50 (5th Cir. 2004), we may review whether the BIA correctly concluded that it lacked the power to reopen the removal proceedings sua sponte in light of the departure bar, see Navarro-Miranda v. Ashcroft, 330 F.3d 672, 675-76 (5th Cir. 2003); Ovalles v. Holder, 577 F.3d 288, 296-97 (5th Cir. 2009) (relying on Navarro-Miranda). Uribe-Sanchez’s argument fails in light of the determination in those cases “that the BIA acted reasonably in determining that it lacked the sua sponte authority under [8 C.F.R. §] 1003.2(a) to reconsider or reopen [the alien’s] case due to the post- departure bar in [8 C.F.R. §] 1003.2(d).” Ovalles, 577 F.3d at 296-97; see also Navarro-Miranda, 330 F.3d at 675-76. This court reaffirmed the validity of the departure bar with respect to regulatory motions to reopen in Lugo-Resendez v. Lynch, 831 F.3d 337, 342 (5th Cir. 2016). Uribe-Sanchez cites no intervening change in the law that would allow this panel to overrule that binding precedent. See Mercado v. Lynch, 823 F.3d 276, 279 (5th Cir. 2016). PETITION DENIED. 2 17-60399 Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ca5 5th Cir. Ruben Uribe-Sanchez v. Jefferson Sessions, III 21 June 2018 Immigration Unpublished 44e28ca01df344afcfbd3b6e293b326e401cad4d

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