ARMANETTI ALMADA v. GREEN et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER TO ANSWER: It is ORDERED that the habeas petition is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE as to Respondents Loretta E. Lynch, Jeh Charles Johnson, and Randi Borgen; within forty-five (45) days of entry of this Order, Respondent shall file an d serve an answer which responds to the allegations and grounds in the Petition; within thirty (30) days of receipt of the answer, Petitioner may file a reply to the answer, etc. Signed by Judge John Michael Vazquez on 12/19/2016.(Copies Sent) (seb)
NOT FOR PUBLICATION
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
SEBASTIAN E. ARMENTTI ALMADA, :
Civil Action No. 16-8777 (JMV)
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
CHARLES GREEN, et al.,
VAZQUEZ, United States District Judge
Petitioner, Sebastian E. Armanetti Almada, is an immigration detainee presently detained
at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, New Jersey. He is proceeding pro se with a
petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 and has paid the $5.00 filing fee.
The sole proper respondent in this case is Charles Green, the warden of Essex County
Correctional Facility. See Rumsfeld v. Padilla, 542 U.S. 426, 434-35 (2004) (finding the sole
proper respondent in § 2241 habeas proceeding is the petitioner’s immediate custodian).
Therefore, the petition will be dismissed as to Respondents Loretta E. Lynch, Jeh Charles Johnson,
and Randi Borgen.
In his habeas petition, Petitioner challenges his current immigration detention without a
bond hearing. (ECF No. 1.) Petitioner alleges his immigration detention began on May 24, 2016,
and is unreasonably prolonged. (Id.) “Federal courts have habeas jurisdiction to examine the
statutory and constitutional basis for an immigration detention unrelated to a final order of
removal.” Ufele v. Holder, 473 F. App’x 144, 146 (3d Cir. 2012) (citing Demore v. Kim, 538 U.S.
510, 517-18 (2003)); see also Diop v. ICE/Homeland Sec., 656 F.3d 221, 226 (3d Cir. 2011)). In
accordance with Rule 4 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases, applicable to § 2241 cases
through Rule 1(b), this Court has screened the habeas petition for dismissal and determined that
dismissal without an answer and the record is not warranted.
IT IS therefore on this 19th day of December, 2016
ORDERED that the habeas petition is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE as to
Respondents Loretta E. Lynch, Jeh Charles Johnson, and Randi Borgen; and it is further
ORDERED that the Clerk shall serve a copy of the Petition (ECF No. 1) and this Order
upon Respondent Charles Green by regular mail, with all costs of service advanced by the United
States; and it is further
ORDERED that the Clerk shall forward a copy of the Petition (ECF No. 1) and this Order
to the Chief, Civil Division, United States Attorney’s Office, at the following email address:
USANJ-HabeasCases@usdoj.gov; and it is further
ORDERED that within forty-five (45) days of entry of this Order, Respondent shall file
and serve an answer which responds to the allegations and grounds in the Petition, and which
includes all affirmative defenses Respondent seeks to invoke, in addition to any other arguments
Respondent may make; and it is further
ORDERED that Respondent shall file and serve with the answer certified copies of all
documents necessary to resolve Petitioner’s claim(s) and affirmative defenses; and it is further
ORDERED that within thirty (30) days of receipt of the answer, Petitioner may file a reply
to the answer; and it is further
ORDERED that within seven (7) days of Petitioner’s release, Respondent shall
electronically file a written notice of the same with the Clerk; and it is further
ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall serve a copy of this Order upon Petitioner by
regular U.S. mail.
s/ John Michael Vazquez
JOHN MICHAEL VAZQUEZ
United States District Judge
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