Patel v. Sessions et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION Signed by Chief Judge Karon O Bowdre on 4/24/17. (SAC )
2017 Apr-24 AM 11:09
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
KRUNAL RHAMABHAI PATEL,
JEFF SESSIONS, Attorney General of the )
United States, et al.,
CIVIL ACTION NO.
This is a habeas corpus action under 28 U.S.C. § 2241, filed by Petitioner
Krunal Ramabhai Patel, pro se. Petitioner challenges the legality of his detention by
federal immigration authorities pending his removal from the United States under the
Immigration and Nationality Act. (See Doc. 1). Respondents have now moved to
dismiss the action as moot, on the ground that Petitioner has been removed from the
United States. (Doc. 6).
Respondents’ motion is supported by a declaration by a Supervisory Detention
and Deportation Officer who states that Petitioner was removed to his native country
of India on April 18, 2017. (Doc. 6-1). As a result, Petitioner’s habeas corpus claim
for release under an order of supervision or for repatriation is moot because the court
can no longer provide meaningful relief. See Nyaga v. Ashcroft, 323 F.3d 906, 913
(11th Cir. 2003). Respondents’ motion is due to be granted and this action is due to be
The court will enter a separate Final Order.
DONE and ORDERED this 24th day of April, 2017.
KARON OWEN BOWDRE
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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