Guadarrama-Melo v. United States of America

Filing 20

MEMORANDUM ORDER overruling petitioner's objections and adopting the Magistrate Judge's 18 Report and Recommendation. Signed by Judge Thad Heartfield on 6/14/2011. (bjc, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS BEAUMONT DIVISION HERNALDO GUADARRAMA-MELO § VS. § UNITED STATES OF AMERICA § CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:08-CV-588 MEMORANDUM ORDER OVERRULING PETITIONER’S OBJECTIONS AND ADOPTING THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION Petitioner Hernaldo Guadarrama-Melo, proceeding through counsel, brought this petition for writ of coram nobis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1651. The court ordered that this matter be referred to the Honorable Earl S. Hines, United States Magistrate Judge, at Beaumont, Texas, for consideration pursuant to applicable laws and orders of this court. The magistrate judge has submitted a Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge. The magistrate judge recommends denying the petition. The court has received and considered the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge, along with the record, pleadings, and all available evidence. Petitioner filed objections to the magistrate judge’s Report and Recommendation. The court has conducted a de novo review of the objections in relation to the pleadings and the applicable law. See FED . R. CIV . P. 72(b). After careful consideration, the court concludes the objections are without merit. The court approves and adopts the magistrate judge’s credibility determinations because they were based on objective criteria. The court finds that counsel advised petitioner of the immigration consequences of his guilty plea. Thus, counsel did not perform deficiently. ORDER Accordingly, petitioner’s objections are OVERRULED. The findings of fact and conclusions of law of the magistrate judge are correct, and the report of the magistrate judge is ADOPTED. A final judgment will be entered in this case in accordance with the magistrate judge’s recommendation. SIGNED this the 14 day of June, 2011. ____________________________ Thad Heartfield United States District Judge 2

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