UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 17-1599 MOHAMED SORIE KANU, Petitioner, v. JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS III, Attorney General, Respondent. On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Submitted: December 20, 2017 Decided: January 11, 2018 Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, and TRAXLER and THACKER, Circuit Judges. Petition dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Randall L. Johnson, JOHNSON & ASSOCIATES, P.C., Vienna, Virginia, for Petitioner.
Chad A. Readler, Acting Assistant Attorney General, M. Jocelyn Lopez Wright, Senior
Litigation Counsel, Jessica A. Dawgert, Senior Litigation Counsel, Office of Immigration
Litigation, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., for
Respondent. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Mohamed Sorie Kanu, a native and citizen of Sierra Leone, petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) denying his motion to reconsider its decision upholding the Immigration Judge’s (IJ) denial of Kanu’s application for special rule cancellation of removal as a battered spouse pursuant to 8 U.S.C. § 1229b(b)(2) (2012). For the reasons set forth below, we dismiss the petition for review. Under 8 U.S.C. § 1252(a)(2)(B)(i) (2012), entitled “Denials of discretionary relief,” “no court shall have jurisdiction to review any judgment regarding the granting of relief under section . . . 1229b,” which is the section governing cancellation of removal. In this case, the IJ found, and the Board agreed, that Kanu failed to show that he was subjected to battery or extreme cruelty. Because this determination is discretionary in nature, we lack jurisdiction to review challenges to this finding absent a colorable constitutional claim or question of law. See Bedoya-Melendez v. United States Att’y Gen., 680 F.3d 1321...