Mata Itzep v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al

Filing 4

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE why the court should exercise jurisdiction over petitioner's claims. Show Cause Response due by 12/3/2010. (vrwlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/23/2010)

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Mata Itzep v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al Doc. 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 On September 27, 2010, Gloria Mata Itzep filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 USC 2241, Doc #1, and on October 19, 2010 moved for an expedited hearing, Doc #4. According to the petition, Mata Itzep is a twelve year old Guatemalan citizen with a United States citizen father. 3. Doc #1 at GLORIA E MATA ITZEP, Petitioner, v UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY and UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Respondents. / No C 10-4347 VRW ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Mata Itzep was taken into custody by the Department of Homeland Security on May 22, 2009 based on fears that she was the victim of trafficking by her father. Id at 2. The state and federal governments did not pursue charges against Mata Itzep's father, and Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Mata Itzep remains in immigration custody in a southern California foster home pending resolution of removal proceedings against her. Id at 5-6. Mata Itzep fails to explain why the court has jurisdiction over her petition, and it is unclear from the filings whether the court has jurisdiction to grant Mata Itzep relief in light of the ongoing removal proceedings against her. See Singh v Napolitano, 619 F3d 1101 (9th Cir 2010); 8 USC 1226(e). Accordingly, Mata Itzep is ORDERED to SHOW CAUSE in writing on or before December 3, 2010 why the court should exercise jurisdiction over her claims. The government may file a response on or before December 10, 2010, at which time the matter will be deemed submitted. IT IS SO ORDERED. VAUGHN R WALKER United States District Chief Judge 2

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