AHMED v. TAYLOR
OPINION. Signed by Judge Kevin McNulty on 8/3/17. (sr, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
Civ. No. 17-4404 (KM)
DIRECTOR ERIC TAYLOR,
KEVIN MCNULTY, U.S.D.J.
The petitioner, Ifflkhar Ahmed, was an immigration detainee when lie filed apro se
petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
2241. The petition challenges his
immigration detention and seeks his release or that a bond hearing be ordered. Mr. Ahmed Was
deported on June 13, 2017; lie is no longer in immigration detention. The habeas petition will
therefore be denied as moot.
Mr. Ahmed is a native and citizen of Pakistan. According to the habeas petition, he
entered the United States in 1991. In 1997, an Immigration Judge ordered him removed. Mr.
Ahmed departed the United States in August, 1997. However, in 1998, Mr. Ahmed returned to
the United States. He was ultimately placed into immigration detention on January 12, 2016.
Mr. Ahmed filed this habeas petition in June, 2017. The government filed a response to
the habeas petition on August 2,2017. The government asserts that the habeas petition should be
denied as moot because Mr. Ahmed was removed from the United States on June 13, 2017.
Mr. Ahmed is no longer in immigration detention as he was removed from the United
States on June 13, 2017. The government has provided documentation to support its claim that
Mr. Ahmed was removed by attaching a copy of the ICE-205 font. (See Dkt. No. 7-1) Thus, Mr.
Ahmed has received the relief he seeks in his habeas petition, namely, no longer being in
immigration detention. There is no reason to think that he will be placed in immigration
detention again as he has been removed from the United States. Accordingly, his habeas petition
seeking his release from immigration detention is moot as he “has achieved the result he sought
in his habeas petition and his change in circumstances has ‘forestalled any occasion for
meaningful relieE” Nunes
Decker, 480 F. App’x 173, 175 (3d Cir. 2012) (quotingArtway
At!y Gen., 81 F.3d 1235, 1246 (3d Cir. 1996)) (other citation omitted); see also Lindaasnily
Attorney General of United States, 186 F. App’x 294, 296 (3d Cir. 2006) (habeas petition
challenging immigration detention is moot due to deportation from the United States); Tjandra v.
Ashcroft, 110 F. App’x 290 (3d Cir. 2004) (finding appeal from denial of habeas petition that
challenged immigration custody while petition for review was pending moot in light of
petitioner’s removal from the United States); Pinoth v. Holder. No. 14-1803, 2015 WL 2015 WL
404489, at l (M.D. Pa. Jan. 29, 2015) (denying habeas petition that raised Zadvydas claim as
moot where petitioner was removed from the United States); Nguyen v. Ho/c/er, No. 13-0838,
2013 WL 5728671, at *1..2 (M.D. Pa. Oct. 22, 2013) (same).
For the foregoing reasons, the habeas petition vi1l be denied as moot. An appropriate
order will be entered.
DATED: August 3,2017
United States District Judge
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