Roderick Carlos Velarde, Petitioner, v. Immigration and Naturalization Service, Respondent, 50 F.3d 18 (9th Cir. 1995)Annotate this Case
Submitted Feb. 21, 1995. *Decided March 1, 1995
Before: SCHROEDER, CANBY and LEAVY, Circuit Judges.
Roderick Carlos Velarde, a native and citizen of the Philippines, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' dismissal of his appeal from an immigration judge's decision finding him deportable as charged for having been convicted of a firearms offense. He contends that his state conviction for assault with a deadly weapon does not constitute a firearms offense within the meaning of 8 U.S.C. § 1251(a) (2) (C). We lack jurisdiction to consider this contention because Velarde failed to raise it in his administrative appeal to the BIA. See Flores-de Solis v. INS, 796 F.2d 330, 335 (9th Cir. 1986).
PETITION FOR REVIEW DISMISSED.