Arshad v. Ingram et al
MEMORANDUM. Signed by Judge J. Frederick Motz on 8/30/2017. (c/m 8/30/17 bas, Deputy Clerk)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND
CIVIL ACTION NO. JFM-16-2096
WALTER INGRAM, et aI.,
Mohammad Arshad, filed this Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus seeking to compel the
Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") to release
him from its custody pending his removal. Petitioner, subject to a final order of removal, did not
contest his deportation. ECF 1.
Petitioner is a native and citizen of Pakistan who was admitted to the United States on
April 24, 2006 for a period not to exceed April 23, 2007. ECF 3-2, p. 1. Petitioner did not leave
the country, but remained for several years. ld. His Applications for Permanent Residence were
On July 4, 2013, Petitioner was apprehended by Border Patrol Agents. ECF 3-3, p. 3.
He was served with a Notice to Appear before an Immigration Judge on February 21, 2014. He
failed to appear and was ordered removed in absentia. ld. Petitioner turned himself over to
Immigration Officials in the Baltimore ICE field office on December 17, 2015.!d,
detained in Frederick County Detention prior to his removal (ECF 3-4), which was effected on
June 28, 2016, via Pakistan International
Airlines Flight #722 out of John F. Kennedy
International Airport. ECF 3-1, p. 2.
"A habeas corpus petition is moot when it no longer presents a case or controversy under
2, of the Constitution."
Aragon v. Shanks, 144 F.3d 690, 691 (10th Cir. 1998)
(citing Spencer v. Kemna, 523 U.S. 1, 7 (1998)). "This case-or-controversy requirement subsists
through all stages of federal judicial proceedings, trial and appellate." Lewis v. Continental Bank
Corp., 494 U.S. 472,477-78
outcome" of the lawsuit.
(1990). The parties must continue to have a "personal stake in the
Id. at 478 (quoting Los Angeles v. Lyons, 461 U.S. 95, 101 (1983)).
"This means that, throughout the litigation, the plaintiff 'must have suffered, or be threatened
with, an actual injury traceable to the defendant and likely to be redressed by a favorable judicial
Spencer, 523 U.S. at 7 (quoting Lewis, 494 U.S. at 477). In light of Petitioner's
removal, his habeas challenge to his post-order detention under Zadvydas v. Davis, 505 U.S. 277
(2001), has been rendered moot.
A separate Order shall be entered dismissing this Petition without oral hearing.
J. F.fderick Motz
Umted States District Judge
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