Leyva-Lopez v. United States of America

Filing 1

ORDER denying Motion to Vacate, Set Aside or Correct Sentence (2255). Signed by Judge William Q. Hayes on 10/19/07. (aje)

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Leyva-Lopez v. United States of America Doc. 1 Case 3:07-cv-02008-WQH Document 1 Filed 10/24/2007 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -1UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, vs. Plaintiff, CASE NO. 06CR2545WQH CASE NO. 07CV2008WQH ORDER UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA JESUS ARMANDO LEYVA-LOPEZ, Defendant. HAYES, Judge: The matter comes before the court on the Motion under 28 U.S.C. 2255 to vacate, set aside, or correct sentence by a person in federal custody filed by Defendant. Defendant moves the court to modify his sentence on the grounds that he will not able to be housed in a minimum security facility based upon his deportation status. The Court finds that "the motion and the files and records of this case conclusively show that the prisoner is entitled to no relief." 28 U.S.C. 2255. Defendant moves the Court to grant him relief from the sentence imposed on the grounds that he finds himself committed to harsher time due to his status as an alien. Defendant contends that his right to due process and equal rights has been violated because he is not entitled to be housed in a minimum security facility or a community correction center the same as a prisoner who is a United States citizen. 06cr 2545 Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:07-cv-02008-WQH Document 1 Filed 10/24/2007 Page 2 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 RULING OF THE COURT This Court has no jurisdiction to correct or modify criminal judgment to grant a relief from judgment at this stage in the proceedings. See, Rule 35(a) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. 28 U.S.C. 2255 provides that "A prisoner under sentence of a court established by Act of Congress claiming the right to be released upon the ground that the sentence was imposed in violation of the Constitution or laws of the United States, or that the court was without jurisdiction to impose such sentence, or that the sentence was in excess of the maximum authorized by law, or is otherwise subject to collateral attack, may move the court which imposed the sentence to vacate, set aside or correct the sentence." The Sentencing Reform Act gives the Bureau of Prisons the responsibility to "designate the place of the prisoner's imprisonment." 18 U.S.C. 3621(b). See United States v. Cubillos, 91 F.3d 1342, 1344-45 (9th Cir. 1996). Defendant's motion does not state a challenge to the legality of his sentence as required for relief under 28 U.S.C. 2255. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Motion under 28 U.S.C. 2255 to vacate, set aside, or correct sentence by a person in federal custody filed by Defendant is denied. DATED: October 19, 2007 WILLIAM Q. HAYES United States District Judge -2- 06cr 2545

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