Xin Su 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NOT FOR PUBLICATION FILED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS APR 16 2018 MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT XIN SU, No. 15-71870 Petitioner, Agency No. A201-200-194 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. Xin Su, a native and citizen of China, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) order dismissing her appeal from an immigration judge’s (“IJ”) decision denying a continuance. We have jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. § 1252. We review for abuse of discretion the agency’s denial of a motion for a * 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). continuance. Cui v. Mukasey, 538 F.3d 1289, 1290 (9th Cir. 2008). We deny the petition for review. The agency did not abuse its discretion in denying Su’s request for a continuance and deeming her applications for relief abandoned, where the IJ warned her three times that she was required to provide her biometrics by the next hearing, she indicated that she understood the consequences of failing to comply with the IJ’s instructions, she was provided written instructions by the government, and she failed to present good cause for her failure to comply. See 8 C.F.R. §§ 1003.29 (an IJ “may grant a motion for continuance for good cause shown”), 1003.47(c) (failure to provide biometrics as instructed by the IJ constitutes abandonment of the application for relief); cf. Cui, 538 F.3d at 1293-95 (requiring a continuance where the alien did not receive adequate notice of the requirement to submit fingerprints). We do not reach Su’s contentions regarding her failure to provide adequate corroborating evidence in support of her asylum application or whether the BIA should have granted her equitable relief. 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 reach). PETITION FOR REVIEW DENIED. 2 15-71870 15-71870 Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ca9 9th Cir. Xin Su v. Jefferson Sessions 16 April 2018 Agency Unpublished 298b25c85f0ef76092b9dd1f6a484e42292d54f0

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