RODRIGUEZ v. GREEN
OPINION. Signed by Judge John Michael Vazquez on 12/28/2016. (ld, )
NOT FOR PUBLICATION
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
BENJAMIN De JESUS CHECO
Civil Action No. 16-5863 (JMV)
BENJAMIN De JESUS CHECO RODRIGUEZ
Hudson County Correctional Facility
35 Hackensack Ave.
Kearny, NJ 07032
Petitioner, pro se
U.S. Department of Justice
450 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20530
On behalf of Respondent.
VAZQUEZ, United States District Judge
Petitioner filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 on
September 22, 2016. (ECF No. 1.) He alleges a violation of his right to due process based on his
prolonged pre-final removal order detention in the custody of Immigration and Customs
Enforcement. (“ICE”). (ECF No. 1.) Petitioner was confined in Essex County Correctional
Facility at the time he filed the petition, and he has been in custody since March 21, 2016.1 (Id.)
Petitioner has been moved to Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny, New Jersey.
Respondent submitted a letter response to the petition on December 21, 2016. (ECF No.
8.) Respondent does not object to a remand ordering an Immigration Judge to provide Petitioner
with a bond hearing in accordance with 8 C.F.R. § 1003.19(c). The Court will, therefore, grant
the habeas petition and order Respondent to provide Petitioner with a bond hearing. See ChavezAlvarez v. Warden York County Prison, 783 F.3d 469, 478 (3d Cir. 2015) (due process requires
that detention without bail pursuant to 8 U.S.C. § 1226(c) be limited to a reasonable period of time
to further the goals of the detention statute.)
An appropriate Order follows.
Date: December 28, 2016
At Newark, New Jersey
s/John Michael Vazquez
JOHN MICHAEL VAZQUEZ
United States District Judge
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