Stefan Denser v. Jefferson Sessions

NOT FOR PUBLICATION FILED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS SEP 18 2017 MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT U.S. COURT OF APPEALS STEFAN JOHN DENSER, AKA Robert No. 14-73282 John Denser, AKA Sean, Agency No. A017-206-586 Petitioner, v. MEMORANDUM* JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS III, Attorney General, Respondent. On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals Submitted September 13, 2017** San Francisco, California Before: KOZINSKI and FRIEDLAND, Circuit Judges, and ARTERTON, *** District Judge. Stefan Denser petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ decision affirming the denial of his application for withholding of removal. We * 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). *** The Honorable Janet Bond Arterton, Senior United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut, sitting by designation. have no jurisdiction to consider Denser’s factual argument that his conviction was not for a “particularly serious” crime. See Pechenkov v. Holder, 705 F.3d 444, 448-49 (9th Cir. 2012). We do have jurisdiction to consider his legal argument— that the BIA applied an incorrect legal test—and we consider that argument de novo. See 8 U.S.C. § 1252(a)(2)(D); Brezilien v. Holder, 569 F.3d 403, 410-11 (9th Cir. 2009). But because we have already determined that the challenged test is valid, Denser cannot succeed. See Miguel-Miguel v. Gonzales, 500 F.3d 941, 944-49 (9th Cir. 2007) (reviewing and upholding the test described in In re Y-L-, A-G- & R-S-R-, 23 I&N Dec. 270 (2002), overruled on other grounds by Zheng v. Ashcroft, 332 F.3d 1186, 1196 (9th Cir. 2003)); see also Rendon v. Mukasey, 520 F.3d 967, 973-76 (9th Cir. 2008) (upholding a removal order under application of the test in In re Y-L-). DISMISSED in part and DENIED in part. 2 14-73282 Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ca9 9th Cir. Stefan Denser v. Jefferson Sessions 18 September 2017 Agency Unpublished bd1bd7bb7d5319a2c7321b06a4c9b27d7f57801c

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