CENILUS v. GREEN
OPINION. Signed by Judge John Michael Vazquez on 2/7/2017. (JB, )
NOT FOR PUBLICATION
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
: Civil Action No. 16-7389 (JMV)
354 Doremus Avenue
Newark, NJ 07105
Acting pro se
Durwood Heinrich Riedel
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division
P.O. Box 868
Washington, DC 20044
On behalf of Respondent
VAZQUEZ, District Judge
This matter comes before the Court upon Petitioner’s Petition
for a Writ of Habeas Corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2241. (ECF No. 1.)
Petitioner has been in detention pursuant to 8 U.S.C. § 1226(c),
detention of a criminal alien pending removal proceedings, since
April 4, 2016. (Id.) Respondent filed a letter response asserting
that Respondent does not object to the Court entering an order
remanding this matter to the Immigration Court for a bond hearing
under 8 C.F.R. § 1003.19(c).
(ECF No. 6.)
Petitioner is entitled to a bond hearing pursuant to ChavezAlvarez v. Warden York County Prison, 783 F.3d 469, 478 (3d Cir.
2015) (holding the Due Process Clause limits the Government’s
authority to detain an alien under 8 U.S.C. § 1226(c) without a
bond hearing because, as the length of detention grows, the burden
on the alien’s liberty outweighs any justification for detention
without consideration of bond.) The appropriate relief is to order
a bond hearing before an Immigration Judge. See Chavez-Alvarez,
783 F.3d at 477 n. 12.
An appropriate Order follows.
DATED: February 7, 2017
At Newark, New Jersey
s/ John Michael Vazquez
JOHN MICHAEL VAZQUEZ
United States District Judge
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