Patel v. Sessions et al

Filing 7

MEMORANDUM OPINION Signed by Chief Judge Karon O Bowdre on 4/24/17. (SAC )

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FILED 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 MIDDLE DIVISION KRUNAL RHAMABHAI PATEL, ) ) Petitioner, ) ) v. ) ) JEFF SESSIONS, Attorney General of the ) United States, et al., ) ) Respondents. ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 4:17-cv-0341-KOB-JEO MEMORANDUM OPINION 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 dismissed. 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 2

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