Jean-Guerrier v. Lowe
ORDER DISMISSING petition for writ of habeas corpus 1 as MOOT & directing Clrk of Ct to CLOSE file. (See order for complete details.)Signed by Honorable William W. Caldwell on 7/11/17. (ki)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
CRAIG A. LOWE,
CIVIL NO. 1:CV-17-0438
THE BACKGROUND OF THIS ORDER IS AS FOLLOWS:
On March 17, 2017, Reginald Jean-Guerrier, a native of Haiti, filed the
instant pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 while in the
custody of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Bureau of
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the York County Correctional Facility.
(ECF No. 1, Pet.) In his Petition, Jean-Guerrier challenged his continued mandatory
detention pursuant to section 236(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act pending his
removal and sought his immediate release. (Id.)
Presently before the court is the Respondent’s Suggestion of Mootness (ECF
No. 10) based on Jean-Guerrier’s June 20, 2017, removal from the United States. As
Jean-Guerrier is no longer in ICE custody, it is impossible for the court to grant him the
relief requested: an individualized bond hearing or his release from ICE custody.
Therefore, the court will dismiss the petition for writ of habeas corpus as moot. See Gayle
v. Warden Monmouth Cty. Corr. Inst., 838 F.3d 297, 303 (3d Cir. 2016) (release from ICE
custody moots habeas petition addressing only the detention issue); see also Vasquez v.
Aviles, 639 F. App’x 898, 901 (3d Cir. 2016) (nonprecedential)(the district court “correctly
held that his petition was moot insofar as it challenged the legality and length of his
detention, for upon his removal his petition no longer presented a justiciable case or
AND NOW, this 11th day of July, 2017, it is hereby ordered that:
1. The petition for writ of habeas corpus (ECF No. 1) is
dismissed as moot.
2. The Clerk of Court is directed to close this file.
/s/ William W. Caldwell
William W. Caldwell
United States District Judge
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?