Martinez Zaldivar v. Chertoff et al

Filing 4

ORDER DISMISSING 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 12/15/06. (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/15/2006)

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Martinez Zaldivar v. Chertoff et al Doc. 4 Case 3:06-cv-07683-JSW Document 4 Filed 12/15/2006 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 10 Petitioner, GREGORIO PASCUAL MARTINEZ ZALDIVAR, No. C 06-07683 JSW v. 12 MICHAEL CHERTOFF, et al., For the Northern District of California IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT United States District Court 11 ORDER DISMISSING PETITION Respondents. / On December 14, 2006, Petitioner Gregorio Pascual Martinez Zaldivar ("Petitioner") filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus, or in the alternative, order to show cause, and motion for emergency stay of execution and application for a temporary restraining order. Petitioner seeks an order staying his detention and removal to Mexico pursuant to the order of removal issued by the Board of Immigration Appeals. 20 "The REAL ID Act, Pub.L. No. 109-13, Div. B., 119 Stat. 231 (May 11, 2005), which 21 became effective on May 11, 2005, eliminated district court habeas corpus jurisdiction over 22 orders of removal and vested jurisdiction to review such orders exclusively in the courts of 23 appeals." Puri v. Gonzales, 464 F.3d 1038, 1041 (9th Cir. 2006). Section 106(a) of the REAL 24 ID Act amended section 242 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1252 to provide 25 that: 26 27 28 Notwithstanding any other provision of law (statutory or nonstatutory), including section 2241 of title 28, United States Code, or any other habeas corpus provision, and sections 1361 and 1651 of such title, a petition for review filed with an appropriate court of appeals in accordance with this section shall be the sole and exclusive means for judicial 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Case 3:06-cv-07683-JSW Document 4 Filed 12/15/2006 Page 2 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 review of an order of removal entered or issued under any provision of this Act, except as provided in subsection (e). 8 U.S.C. 1252(a)(5). Petitioner's only means for judicial review of his removal order is a petition for review in Ninth Circuit. See Puri, 464 F.3d at 1041. Because this habeas petition was filed after the REAL ID Act became effective, this Court is without jurisdiction to hear this matter. Accordingly, the Court hereby DISMISSES the habeas petition. See id. (affirming district court's dismissal of habeas petition for lack of jurisdiction). IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 15, 2006 JEFFREY S. WHITE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE United States District Court 11 12 For the Northern District of California 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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