Linares v. Department of Homeland Security et al
ORDER OF DISMISSAL The magistrate judge's report and recommendation is well taken, because the plaintiff, a seasoned pro se litigant, failed to notify the clerk of his most recent change of address, the court ORDERS that this action is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for the plaintiff's failure to prosecute. Signed by Chief Judge Karon O Bowdre on 6/25/15. (SAC )**Order placed in first class mail to pro se Plaintiff.
2015 Jun-25 PM 04:03
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
RAFAEL ALBERTO LLOVERA LINARES,
) Case No: 4:14-cv-00728-KOB-SGC
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
SECURITY, et al.,
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
The magistrate judge entered a report on May 28, 2015, recommending the claims
the plaintiff purported to bring on behalf of Jewish detainees held in the custody of U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) at Etowah County Jail, presently or in
the future, be dismissed for failure to state a claim on which relief may be granted
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(b).
magistrate judge further
recommended the plaintiff’s request for injunctive relief be dismissed as moot. (Id.).
Finally, the magistrate judge recommended the plaintiff’s claims that the defendants
violated his First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion be referred to her for
further proceedings. (Id.). The copy of the report and recommendation served on the
plaintiff at the address provided by him has been returned by the U.S. Postal Service with
the notation “Return to Sender - Refused - Unable to Forward.” (Doc. 33).
A review of the court record establishes that at the commencement of this lawsuit
on April 21, 2014, the plaintiff was a civil detainee in ICE custody. (Doc. 1). He
remained in ICE custody through at least January 29, 2015, when he notified the court
he had been transferred to Krome Detention Center in Miami, Florida. (Doc. 31).
Thereafter, the plaintiff did not file any notice of a change of address in this case or the
other three cases he simultaneously pursued in this court. See Linares v. Dept of
Homeland Security, No. 14-678 (N.D. Ala. filed April 11, 2014); Linares v. Etowah
County Jail, No. 14-1364 (N.D. Ala. filed July 16, 2014); Linares v. Etowah County Jail,
No. 14-2120 (N.D. Ala. filed October 31, 2014). In the last-filed case, the magistrate
judge entered an order on May 28, 2015, directing the plaintiff to provide a current
address and notifying him his case would be dismissed for lack of prosecution if he failed
to comply. Linares v. Etowah County Jail, No. 14-2120 at Doc. 7. That order was
returned to the court as undeliverable on June 15, 2015. Id. at Doc. 8.
Finally, the detainee locator available on ICE's website states that a detainee
bearing the plaintiff’s ICE number and country of origin cannot be found.
https://locator.ice.gov/odls/searchByAlienNumber.do. Therefore, while the magistrate
judge’s report and recommendation is well taken, because the plaintiff, a seasoned pro
se litigant, failed to notify the clerk of his most recent change of address, the court
ORDERS that this action is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for the plaintiff's
failure to prosecute. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b).
For information regarding the cost of appeal, see the attached notice.
DONE this 25th day of June, 2015.
KARON OWEN BOWDRE
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
United States Court of Appeals
56 Forsyth Street, N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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