Singh v. Gueringer et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge L Scott Coogler on 4/7/2015. (PSM)
2015 Apr-07 AM 09:20
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
MR. GUERINGER, Assistant Field
Office Director of the Etowah County
Detention Center, et al.,
Case No. 4:15-cv-00097-LSC-JEO
On January 20, 2015, the Petitioner, a citizen of India, filed the instant petition for a writ
of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241, challenging his continued detention at the
Etowah County Detention Center. (Doc. 1). The case is now before the court on the
Respondents’ motion to dismiss the petition as moot. (Doc. 12). In their motion, the
Respondents note that the Petitioner has been deported from the United States.1
Because the Petitioner has been deported, there is no longer any relief that can be
provided to him and 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.
In their motion, the Respondents state that the Petitioner was deported on October 14, 2014.
However, it appears from the Declaration of Bryan S. Pitman, Supervisory Detention and Deportation
Officer of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Gadsden, Alabama, which the
Respondents attached as an exhibit to their motion, that the Petitioner was actually deported on March
31, 2015. (See Doc. 12-1).
Done this 7th day of April, 2015.
L. Scott Coogler
United States District Judge
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