Jose Guadalupe Pontaza-peralta, Petitioner, v. Immigration and Naturalization Service, Respondent, 112 F.3d 517 (9th Cir. 1997)Annotate this Case
Before: BROWNING, THOMPSON and HAWKINS, Circuit Judges.
Jose Guadalupe Pontaza-Peralta, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitions pro se for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' dismissal of his appeal from an immigration judge's decision denying his application for suspension of deportation. We deny the petition for review.
The BIA dismissed Pontaza-Peralta's appeal solely on the ground that his failure to appeal the immigration judge's finding that he lacked good moral character precluded him from establishing eligibility for suspension of deportation.
Pontaza-Peralta contends that this court should grant his petition because he would suffer extreme hardship if deported. He also contends that the immigration judge erred in finding that he lacked good moral character. These issues are not properly before us because our "review is limited to the decision of the BIA." See Elnager v. INS, 930 F.2d 784, 787 (9th Cir. 1991) (citations omitted). Accordingly, we deny the petition for review.
PETITION FOR REVIEW DENIED.