Jemal Muktar ABDULSELAM, Petitioner, v. Michael B. MUKASEY, Attorney General, Respondent.

No. 07-1821.United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.Submitted: June 11, 2008.
Decided: July 1, 2008.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This case is unpublished as indicated by the issuing court.]

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Alan M. Parra, Law Office of Alan M. Parra, Esquire, Silver Spring, Maryland, for Petitioner. Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Stephen J. Flynn, Senior Litigation Counsel, Thomas B. Fatouros, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., for Respondent.

Before NIEMEYER and DUNCAN, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge.

Petition denied by unpublished PER CURIAM opinion.

Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.


Jemal Muktar Abdulselam, a native and citizen of Ethiopia, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“Board”) order denying as untimely Abdulselam’s motion to reopen removal proceedings. We have reviewed the administrative record and find the Board did not abuse its discretion in denying Abdulselam’s motion; accordingly, we deny the petition for review. See 8 C.F.R. § 1003.2(a) (2008) (“The decision to grant or deny a motion to reopen . . . is within the discretion of the Board. . . .”); Barry v. Gonzales, 445 F.3d 741, 744-45 (4th Cir. 2006) (stating abuse of discretion standard). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process.