Oscar Rolando GOMEZ-HERNANDEZ, Petitioner, v. William P. BARR, Attorney General, Respondent.
Decided: June 12, 2019
Before NIEMEYER and MOTZ, Circuit Judges, and TRAXLER, Senior Circuit Judge.
Ronald D. Richey, LAW OFFICE OF RONALD D. RICHEY, Rockville, Maryland, for Petitioner. Joseph H. Hunt, Assistant Attorney General, Kiley Kane, Senior Litigation Counsel, Deitz P. Lefort, Office of Immigration Litigation, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Respondent.
Oscar Rolando Gomez-Hernandez (Gomez), a native and citizen of Honduras, petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissing his appeal from the immigration judge’s denial of Gomez’s applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). We have reviewed the record, including the transcript of Gomez’s merits hearing before the immigration court and all supporting evidence. We conclude that we lack jurisdiction to review the immigration judge’s finding, affirmed by the Board, that Gomez’s asylum application is time-barred. See 8 U.S.C. § 1158(a)(3) (2012); Mulyani v. Holder, 771 F.3d 190, 197 (4th Cir. 2014) (noting that the express language of 8 U.S.C. § 1158(a)(3) prevents appellate review of the immigration judge’s factual finding that applicant did not establish changed or extraordinary circumstances). Accordingly, we dismiss in part the petition for review.
Concerning the denial of withholding of removal and protection under the CAT, we conclude that the record evidence does not compel a ruling contrary to any of the administrative factual findings, see 8 U.S.C. § 1252(b)(4)(B) (2012), and that substantial evidence supports the denial of relief in this case, see INS v. Elias-Zacarias, 502 U.S. 478, 481, 112 S.Ct. 812, 117 L.Ed.2d 38 (1992). Accordingly, we dismiss the petition for review in part for lack of jurisdiction and deny the petition in part for the reasons stated by the Board in its order adopting and affirming the immigration judge’s oral decision. See In re Gomez-Hernandez (B.I.A. Aug. 7, 2018). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
PETITION DISMISSED IN PART, DENIED IN PART
Petition dismissed in part and denied in part by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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