Rodriguez v. Mukasey

No. 08-73086 | 9th Cir. | Jan 29, 2009


This is a petition for review from the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) order denying petitioner’s motion for administrative closure.

Respondent’s unopposed motion for summary disposition is granted because the questions raised by this petition for review are so insubstantial as not to require further argument. See United States v. Hooton, 693 F.2d 857" court="9th Cir." date_filed="1982-12-03" href="" opinion_id="411226">693 F.2d 857, 858 (9th Cir.1982) (per curiam) (stating standard). The BIA correctly stated that the motion was filed after petitioner’s final administrative decision had been entered, and thus, there were no administrative proceedings to close. See Matter of Lopez-Barrios, 20 I & N Dec. 203 (BIA 1990).

In addition, to the extent that petitioner’s motion could be construed as a motion to reopen removal proceedings, the BIA did not abuse its discretion in concluding that petitioner’s second motion to reopen was untimely and number-barred. See 8 C.F.R. § 1003.2(c)(2); Perez v. Mukasey, *209516 F.3d 770" court="9th Cir." date_filed="2008-02-14" href="" opinion_id="1262455">516 F.3d 770, 778 (9th Cir.2008) (stating that court reviews BIA’s ruling on motion to reopen for abuse of discretion). Accordingly, this petition for review is denied.

All other pending motions are denied as moot. The temporary stay of removal confirmed by Ninth Circuit General Order 6.4(c) shall continue in effect until issuance of the mandate.


This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent except as provided by 9 th Cir. R. 36-3.