Martha Isabel BENITEZ-VASQUEZ; B.D.R.B., Petitioners, v. William P. BARR, Attorney General, Respondent.
Decided: August 14, 2019
Before FLOYD and RUSHING, Circuit Judges, HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge.
Lara Wilkinson, LAW OFFICE OF LARA WILKINSON, Baltimore, Maryland, for Petitioners. Joseph H. Hunt, Assistant Attorney General, Carl McIntyre, Assistant Director, Robert Dale Tennyson, Jr., Trial Attorney, Office of Immigration Litigation, Civil Division, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Respondent.
Martha Isabel Benitez-Vasquez and her son, natives and citizens of El Salvador, petition for review of the order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) denying their motion to reconsider and terminate. We deny in part and dismiss in part the petition for review.
We conclude that the Board and the immigration judge (IJ) had jurisdiction to adjudicate the Petitioners’ removal. See United States v. Cortez, 930 F.3d 350, 358 (4th Cir. 2019) (stating that “the failure of the notice to appear filed with the immigration court to include a date and time for [the] removal hearing [ ] does not implicate the immigration court’s adjudicatory authority or jurisdiction” (internal quotation marks omitted)). Accordingly, we deny in part the petition for review.
Insofar as the Petitioners argue that the notices to appear (NTA) did not serve to properly initiate removal proceedings against them, we conclude that the Petitioners waived this argument by not raising it before the IJ. See Qureshi v. Gonzales, 442 F.3d 985, 990 (7th Cir. 2006) (noting that alien waived challenge to NTA that lacked sufficient certificate of service because alien conceded removability as charged in the NTA). Thus, we dismiss in part the petition for review.
We deny in part and dismiss in part the petition for review. 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 DENIED IN PART, DISMISSED IN PART
Petition denied in part and dismissed in part by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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