Socorro Osuna De Villa v. Merrick Garland

NOT FOR PUBLICATION FILED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS MAR 17 2023 MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT SOCORRO OSUNA DE VILLA, No. 17-71739 Petitioner, Agency No. A087-141-094 v. MEMORANDUM* MERRICK B. GARLAND, Attorney General, Respondent. On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals Submitted March 14, 2023** Before: SILVERMAN, SUNG, and SANCHEZ, Circuit Judges. Socorro Osuna de Villa, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) order dismissing her appeal from an immigration judge’s decision denying her applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”). Our * 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). jurisdiction is governed by 8 U.S.C. § 1252. We review for substantial evidence the agency’s factual findings, and review de novo questions of law. Conde Quevedo v. Barr, 947 F.3d 1238, 1241 (9th Cir. 2020). We dismiss in part and deny in part the petition for review. Because Osuna de Villa was found removable for an offense involving moral turpitude and a crime related to a controlled substance, our jurisdiction to review the agency’s particularly serious crime determination is limited to colorable constitutional claims and questions of law. See 8 U.S.C. § 1252(a)(2)(C)-(D); Pechenkov v. Holder, 705 F.3d 444, 448-49 (9th Cir. 2012). We reject as unsupported by the record Osuna de Villa’s contentions that the agency violated her right to due process, considered improper evidence or otherwise erred in its analysis of her claims. Bare v. Barr, 975 F.3d 952, 964 (9th Cir. 2020) (all reliable information may be considered in making a particularly serious crime determination). Thus, her asylum and withholding of removal claims fail. See 8 U.S.C. §§ 1158(b)(2)(A)(ii); 1231(b)(3)(B)(ii); 8 C.F.R. § 1208.16(d)(2). Substantial evidence supports the agency’s denial of CAT deferral of removal because Osuna de Villa failed to show it is more likely than not she would be tortured by or with the consent or acquiescence of the government if returned to Mexico. See Aden v. Holder, 589 F.3d 1040, 1047 (9th Cir. 2009). PETITION FOR REVIEW DISMISSED in part; DENIED in part. 2 17-71739 17-71739 Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ca9 9th Cir. Socorro Osuna De Villa v. Merrick Garland 17 March 2023 Unpublished f8fce6dff68a29f6100193c3448d940bef00ed41

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