Rugarema v. Sessions et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION Signed by Chief Judge Karon O Bowdre on 10/30/17. (SAC )
2017 Oct-30 PM 03:27
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS, U.S.
Attorney General, et al.,
CIVIL ACTION NO.
Petitioner Richard Rugarema, acting pro se, filed this habeas corpus action
under 28 U.S.C. § 2241. 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, 8 U.S.C. § 1101 et seq. (See Doc. 1); see also
generally Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678 (2001). The Respondents filed a motion to
dismiss the action as moot, on the ground that Petitioner has been removed from the
United States. (Doc. 10).
A declaration by a Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer that
Petitioner was removed from the United States on September 21, 2017 supports
Respondents’ motion. (Doc. 10-1). 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
The court will enter a separate Final Order.
DONE and ORDERED 30th day of October, 2017.
KARON OWEN BOWDRE
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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