Jose Ramiro-Ramirez v. William Barr

NOT FOR PUBLICATION FILED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS MAY 16 2019 MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT JOSE RAMIRO-RAMIREZ, No. 16-71329 Petitioner, Agency No. A093-161-151 v. MEMORANDUM* WILLIAM P. BARR, Attorney General, Respondent. On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals Submitted May 14, 2019** Pasadena, California Before: LIPEZ,*** WARDLAW, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges. Jose Ramiro-Ramirez, a native and citizen of El Salvador, petitions for review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) dismissing his appeal from an order of an Immigration Judge (“IJ”) denying his application for * 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 Kermit V. Lipez, United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit, sitting by designation. withholding of removal and relief under the Convention Against Torture. We have jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. § 1252 and deny the petition. 1. The BIA did not abuse its discretion in deeming Ramiro’s application abandoned. When Ramiro originally proffered an incomplete application, the IJ rejected it but extended the filing deadline. Ramiro did not file any application by that deadline. See 8 C.F.R. § 1003.31(c); cf. Casares-Castellon v. Holder, 603 F.3d 1111, 1113 (9th Cir. 2010) (per curiam). And, he does not argue that the IJ abused his discretion in rejecting the initial application. 2. Ramiro was not denied due process. His counsel was notified about the extended application deadline, and the failure to meet that deadline therefore does not implicate due process, absent ineffective assistance of counsel. See Singh v. Gonzales, 416 F.3d 1006, 1014–15 (9th Cir. 2005). Whether Ramiro received effective assistance was not before the BIA and is not at issue in this petition for review. See Ontiveros-Lopez v. INS, 213 F.3d 1121, 1124 (9th Cir. 2000) (noting that “in the vast majority of cases,” the BIA considers ineffective assistance in a motion to reopen). PETITION DENIED. 2 16-71329 Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ca9 9th Cir. Jose Ramiro-Ramirez v. William Barr 16 May 2019 Agency Unpublished d285027c454dd40579409c90d05491860b2cbfa8

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