USA v. Mariano Caballero-Cruz, No. 13-50165 (5th Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on January 20, 2014.
Case: 13-50165 Document: 00512473062 Page: 1 Date Filed: 12/17/2013 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS United States Court of Appeals FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT Fifth Circuit FILED No. 13-50165 Conference Calendar December 17, 2013 Lyle W. Cayce Clerk UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee v. MARIANO CABALLERO-CRUZ, Defendant-Appellant Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas USDC No. 1:12-CR-295-1 Before DAVIS, DENNIS, and CLEMENT, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM:* Appealing the judgment in a criminal case, Mariano Caballero-Cruz raises an argument that he concedes is foreclosed by United States v. Villanueva-Diaz, 634 F.3d 844, 852 (5th Cir. 2011), in which we held that speculation that an alien would not have been removed is not sufficient to establish the prejudice required for a collateral attack on removal proceedings. Caballero-Cruz also preserves for possible Supreme Court review a foreclosed challenge to United * Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR. R. 47.5.4. Case: 13-50165 Document: 00512473062 Page: 2 Date Filed: 12/17/2013 No. 13-50165 States v. Lopez-Ortiz, 313 F.3d 225, 231 (5th Cir. 2002), in which we held that deportation errors involving discretionary relief do not violate due process. Accordingly, the Government s motion for summary affirmance is GRANTED, its alternative motion for an extension of time to file a brief is DENIED, and the judgment of the district court is AFFIRMED. 2