United States v. Marco Garcia-Echaverria

Case: 17-40368 Document: 00514416898 Page: 1 Date Filed: 04/05/2018 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit No. 17-40368 FILED Summary Calendar April 5, 2018 Lyle W. Cayce Clerk UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee v. MARCO ANTONIO GARCIA-ECHAVERRIA, Defendant-Appellant Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas USDC No. 7:16-CR-1046-1 Before WIENER, DENNIS, and SOUTHWICK, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM: * Marco Antonio Garcia-Echaverria appeals the district court’s denial of his motion to dismiss his indictment, which was premised on a collateral attack on a prior removal order. He contends that the immigration judge (IJ) who presided over his prior removal proceeding violated his due process rights by failing to advise him of his eligibility for discretionary relief under § 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1182. Garcia-Echaverria’s * 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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR.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: 17-40368 Document: 00514416898 Page: 2 Date Filed: 04/05/2018 No. 17-40368 argument is foreclosed by this court’s precedent. See United States v. Lopez- Ortiz, 313 F.3d 225, 230 (5th Cir. 2002) (“[E]ligibility for § 212(c) relief is not a liberty or property interest warranting due process protection.”). Consequently, Garcia-Echaverria has not shown that that the district court erred by denying his motion to dismiss the indictment. See id. AFFIRMED. 2 17-40368 Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ca5 5th Cir. United States v. Marco Garcia-Echaverria 5 April 2018 Direct Criminal Unpublished 2c11758ae00fe0ef2ac23ecd2ef2c722a3db1ed6

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