Velasquez-Mendoza v. Longshore
ORDER To Respondent To File Preliminary Response, by Magistrate Judge Gordon P. Gallagher on 2/12/15. (nmarb, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 15-cv-00196-GPG
MARIA CHRISTINE VELASQUEZ-MENDOZA,
JOHN LONGSHORE, U.S. DHS-ICE,
ORDER TO FILE PRELIMINARY RESPONSE
Applicant Maria Christine Velasquez-Mendoza alleges that she has been
subjected to an unfair asylum hearing without notice and appearance and now
threatened to arrest and deportation. She has filed pro se an Application for a Writ of
Habeas Corpus Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241. (ECF Nos. 1 and 3). Applicant has paid
the $5.00 filing fee.
As part of the preliminary consideration of the Amended Application for a Writ of
Habeas Corpus Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 in this case and pursuant to Keck v.
Hartley, 550 F. Supp. 2d 1272 (D. Colo. 2008), the Court has determined that a limited
Preliminary Response is appropriate. Respondent is directed pursuant to Rule 4 of the
Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts to file a
Preliminary Response limited to addressing the affirmative defense of exhaustion
of administrative remedies under Garza v. Davis, 596 F.3d 1198, 1203 (10th Cir.
2010), if appropriate, as well as any jurisdictional issues. If Respondent does not
intend to raise the affirmative defense, Respondent must notify the Court of that
decision in the Preliminary Response. Respondent may not file a dispositive motion as
a Preliminary Response, or an Answer, or otherwise address the merits of the claims in
response to this Order.
In support of the Preliminary Response, Respondent should attach as exhibits all
relevant portions of the administrative record, including but not limited to copies of all
documents, if appropriate, demonstrating whether Applicant has exhausted
Applicant may reply to the Preliminary Response and provide any information
that might be relevant to the exhaustion of administrative remedies. Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that within twenty-one days from the date of this Order
Respondent shall file a Preliminary Response that complies with this Order. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that within twenty-one days of the filing of the
Preliminary Response Applicant may file a Reply, if she desires. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court is directed to serve this Order
Dated: February 12, 2015
BY THE COURT:
s/ Gordon P. Gallagher
United States Magistrate Judge
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