Marvin Geovanny MARTINEZ PENA, Petitioner, v. William P. BARR, Attorney General, Respondent.
Decided: June 09, 2020
Before: LEAVY, PAEZ, and BENNETT, Circuit Judges.
Marvin Geovanny Martinez Pena, Pro Se Chief Counsel ICE, Office of the Chief Counsel, Department of Homeland Security, San Francisco, CA, Nelle Seymour, DOJ - U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division/Office of Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for Respondent
Marvin Geovanny Martinez Pena, a native and citizen of Guatemala, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) order denying his motion to reopen based on ineffective assistance of counsel. We have jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. § 1252. We review for abuse of discretion the denial of a motion to reopen. Mohammed v. Gonzales, 400 F.3d 785, 791 (9th Cir. 2005). We deny the petition for review.
The BIA did not abuse its discretion in declining to reopen based on ineffective assistance of counsel where Martinez Pena did not show prejudice from the untimely filing of his previous motion to reopen. See Ray v. Gonzales, 439 F.3d 582, 587-89 (9th Cir. 2006) (requiring prejudice to demonstrate ineffective assistance of counsel).
In light of this disposition, we need not reach Martinez Pena’s remaining contentions. See Simeonov v. Ashcroft, 371 F.3d 532, 538 (9th Cir. 2004) (courts and agencies are not required to decide issues unnecessary to the results they reach).
PETITION FOR REVIEW DENIED.
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