Severiano Soto Enriquez, Petitioner, v. Immigration and Naturalization Service, Respondent, 131 F.3d 146 (9th Cir. 1997)Annotate this Case
Submitted Nov. 17, 1997**Decided Nov. 20, 1997
On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals, Ins. No. A73-942-830
Before HUG, Chief Judge, PREGERSON and BEEZER, Circuit Judges.
Severiano Soto Enriquez, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' ("BIA") decision dismissing Enriquez's appeal from the Immigration Judge's ("IJ") ruling that Enriquez abandoned his application for suspension of deportation under 8 U.S.C. § 1254(a). We have jurisdiction under 8 U.S.C. § 1105a(a), and we deny the petition for review.
Enriquez contends that the IJ abused its discretion by failing to grant a continuance of the deportation proceeding and finding that he abandoned his claim. Because Enriquez failed to raise these issues before the BIA, we lack jurisdiction to consider them. See Rashtabadi v. INS, 23 F.3d 1562, 1567 (9th Cir. 1974).
PETITION FOR REVIEW DISMISSED.