Zhu v. Kelly et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Abdul K Kallon on 10/19/2017. (KBB)
2017 Oct-20 AM 08:29
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
ZI QIANG ZHU,
JOHN E. KELLY, Secretary of the
Department of Homeland Security, et )
Civil Action Number
This is a habeas corpus action under 28 U.S.C. ' 2241, filed by Petitioner Zi
Qiang Zhu, pro se. Petitioner challenges the legality of his continued detention by
federal immigration authorities pending his removal from the United States under the
Immigration and Nationality Act. See Doc. 1; see also generally Zadvydas v. Davis, 533
U.S. 678 (2001). The cause comes to be hearing on the Respondents= motion to dismiss
the action as moot. Doc. 7. The court concludes that the motion is due to be granted.
Respondents= motion is supported by a declaration by a Supervisory Detention
and Deportation Officer indicating that Petitioner was released from ICE custody
under an order of supervision on June 27, 2017. Doc. 7-1. 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); Soliman v. United States ex rel. INS, 296
F.3d 1237, 1242-43 (11th Cir. 2002). Respondents= motion is due to be granted and
this action is due to be dismissed. A separate Final Order will be entered.
DONE the 19th day of October, 2017.
ABDUL K. KALLON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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