Senik Epremian v. Jefferson Sessions

NOT FOR PUBLICATION FILED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS JUN 18 2018 MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT SENIK EPREMIAN, No. 16-73205 Petitioner, Agency No. A089-503-605 v. MEMORANDUM* JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS III, Attorney General, Respondent. On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals Submitted June 12, 2018** Before: RAWLINSON, CLIFTON, and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges. Senik Epremian, a native of Armenia and citizen of Slovakia, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ order dismissing his appeal from an immigration judge’s decision denying his application under 8 U.S.C. § 1186a(c)(4)(B) for waiver of the joint filing requirement to remove 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). conditional basis of his lawful permanent resident status. We dismiss the petition for review. We lack jurisdiction to review the agency’s discretionary denial of Epremian’s application for a waiver under 8 U.S.C. § 1186a(c)(4)(B), where he does not raise a colorable constitutional claim or question of law that would invoke our jurisdiction. See 8 U.S.C. §§ 1186a(c)(4), 1252(a)(2)(B)(ii); Singh v. Holder, 591 F.3d 1190, 1194 (9th Cir. 2010); Martinez-Rosas v. Gonzales, 424 F.3d 926, 930 (9th Cir. 2005). Epremian’s contentions that the agency erred in weighing factors and failed to sufficiently explain its reasoning are not supported by the record and thus do not amount to colorable claims. See Martinez-Rosas, 424 F.3d at 930 (“To be colorable in this context, . . . the claim must have some possible validity.” (citation and international quotation marks omitted)). To the extent the agency relied on its adverse credibility determination and the determination is subject to review, it is supported by substantial evidence. See Shrestha v. Holder, 590 F.3d 1034, 1039 (9th Cir. 2010) (adverse credibility determination supported under the totality of circumstances). In light of this disposition, we do not reach Epremian’s remaining contentions regarding whether he established that he entered into his marriage in good faith. See Simeonov v. Ashcroft, 371 F.3d 532, 538 (9th Cir. 2004) (courts and agencies are not required to decide issues unnecessary to the results they 2 16-73205 reach). PETITION FOR REVIEW DISMISSED. 3 16-73205 16-73205 Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ca9 9th Cir. Senik Epremian v. Jefferson Sessions 18 June 2018 Agency Unpublished 010c4fa9be0663acdc3cdff8fa108e94cd3b3863

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