Oumie M. BITTAYE, Petitioner, v. William P. BARR, Attorney General, Respondent.
Decided: January 06, 2020
Before FLOYD, RICHARDSON, and RUSHING, Circuit Judges.
Oumie M. Bittaye, Petitioner Pro Se. David Nicholas Harling, Ilana Joslyn Snyder, Office of Immigration Litigation, Civil Division, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for Respondent.
Oumie M. Bittaye, a native and citizen of The Gambia, petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) denying her motion to reopen.* We have reviewed the administrative record and the Board’s order and conclude that the Board did not abuse its discretion in denying the motion as untimely and number-barred. See 8 C.F.R. § 1003.2(c)(2) (2019). We therefore deny the petition for review for the reasons stated by the Board. In re Bittaye (B.I.A. Oct. 30, 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 DENIED IN PART AND DISMISSED IN PART
FOOTNOTE. Bittaye has abandoned any challenge to the Board’s denial of her motion to reconsider by failing to raise the issue in her informal brief. See Jackson v. Lightsey, 775 F.3d 170, 177 (4th Cir. 2014) (limiting appellate review to issues raised in informal brief). Additionally, although Bittaye argues that her attorney rendered ineffective assistance in pursuing an adjustment of status application on her behalf, we lack jurisdiction to consider this claim on the ground that she failed to exhaust her administrative remedies. See 8 U.S.C. § 1252(d)(1) (2012); Massis v. Mukasey, 549 F.3d 631, 638-40 (4th Cir. 2008).
Petition denied in part and dismissed in part by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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