Achampong v. Tompkins
DECISION AND ORDER: The government's Motion to Dismiss 19 , 20 is granted, as this case has become moot. No certificate of appealability shall issue, as Petitioner has failed to make a substantial showing of a denial of a constitutional right . The Clerk of Court is directed to close this case. SO ORDERED. Signed by Hon. Frank P. Geraci, Jr. on 5/26/17. A copy of this Decision and Order has been mailed to the pro se Petitioner. (SCE)-CLERK TO FOLLOW UP-
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
BARIMAH OTOU ACHAMPONG,
Case # 16-CV-6568-FPG
Case # 16-CV-6576-FPG
DECISION AND ORDER
TODD TYRON, Facility Director,
Buffalo Federal Detention Facility,
Pro se Petitioner Barimah Otou Achampong (“Petitioner”) has two cases pending in this
Court that both seek a Writ of Habeas Corpus. See Case Nos. 16-CV-6568-FPG; 16-CV-6576FPG. Both cases allege that Petitioner was ordered removed to Ghana by the Department of
Homeland Security (“DHS”) on June 23, 2015, and further allege that he has remained in the
custody of the DHS for over six months pending deportation. Due to this delay, Petitioner seeks
to be released from custody pending his deportation. For all practical purposes, the two cases are
identical to each other.
The government has moved to dismiss both cases because Petitioner has been deported to
Ghana, making these actions moot. See ECF Nos. 7, 8 (Case No. 16-CV-6576-FPG); ECF Nos.
19, 20 (Case No. 16-CV-6568-FPG). Petitioner has not responded to either of the government’s
“Where an alien challenging his detention under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 is released during the
pendency of his petition under an order of supervision, the petition is rendered moot.” Harvey v.
Holder, 63 F.Supp. 3d 318, 320 (W.D.N.Y. 2014).
Here, the uncontroverted evidence
demonstrates that Petitioner was removed to Ghana on January 10, 2017 on a flight that departed
from John F. Kennedy International Airport. See ECF No. 7 (Case No. 16-CV-6576-FPG); ECF
No. 19 (Case No. 16
FPG). As such, these a
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May 26, 2017
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