Dragos v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 1/16/2015. (JLC)
2015 Jan-16 AM 11:31
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAM A
ERIC HOLDER et al.,
Case No. 4:14-cv-00763-JHH-JEO
This case is before the court on Respondents’ Motion to Dismiss Petition as Moot. (Doc.
15). In their motion, the Respondents note that the Petitioner was removed from the United
States on November 4, 2014. (Doc. 15-1). The Respondents argue that because the Petitioner has
been removed from the country, this case is due to be dismissed as moot.
On April 24, 2014, the Petitioner filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus under 28
U.S.C. § 2241, challenging his continued detention by U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) and seeking release from ICE custody. (Doc. 1). Because he is no longer in
ICE custody and has been deported, his petition is moot. See Nyaga v. Ashcroft, 323 F.3d 906,
913 (11th Cir. 2003) (“a case must be dismissed as moot if the court can no longer provide
‘meaningful relief’”). Accordingly, this matter is due to be dismissed. Khader v. Holder, 843 F.
Supp. 2d 1202 (N.D. Ala. 2011). A separate order will be entered.
DONE this the 16th day of January, 2015.
SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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