Pedro TRUJILLO-RODRIGUEZ, Petitioner, v. William P. BARR, Attorney General, Respondent.
Decided: February 06, 2020
Before: FERNANDEZ, SILVERMAN, and TALLMAN, Circuit Judges.
James B. Rudolph, Esquire, Attorney, Rudolph, Baker & Associates, San Diego, CA, for Petitioner Walter Bocchini, Esquire, Trial Attorney, DOJ - U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division/Office of Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, Chief Counsel ICE, Office of the Chief Counsel, Department of Homeland Security, San Francisco, CA, for Respondent
Pedro Trujillo-Rodriguez, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ order dismissing his appeal from an immigration judge’s decision denying his application for cancellation of removal. We have jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. § 1252. We review for substantial evidence the agency’s factual findings. Silaya v. Mukasey, 524 F.3d 1066, 1070 (9th Cir. 2008). We deny the petition for review.
Substantial evidence supports the agency’s determination that Trujillo-Rodriguez cannot establish the requisite ten years of continuous physical presence for cancellation of removal, where a signed Form I-826 from 2011 indicates that he accepted voluntary return in lieu of appearing before an immigration judge. See 8 U.S.C. § 1229b(b)(1)(A); Gutierrez v. Mukasey, 521 F.3d 1114, 1117-18 (9th Cir. 2008) (a voluntary departure breaks continuous physical presence, but the record must contain some evidence that the alien was informed of and accepted the terms of the voluntary departure agreement).
Trujillo-Rodriguez’s contention that his acceptance of voluntary return was not knowing and voluntary is not supported by the record. See Valadez-Munoz v. Holder, 623 F.3d 1304, 1312 (9th Cir. 2010) (voluntary departure was accepted “knowingly and voluntarily” where applicant chose voluntary departure and signed document expressly waiving his right to appear before an immigration judge).
PETITION FOR REVIEW DENIED.
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