Pankov v. ICE/DHS
FINAL ORDER. It is ordered that the Court ADOPTS and APPROVES 11 Report and Recommendations in its entirety as the Court's own opinion. 6 Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction is GRANTED, and the 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is DENIED and DISMISSED as moot. It is ORDERED that judgment be entered in favor of the Respondent. Signed by District Judge Robert G. Doumar on 9/7/2021. Copies mailed 9/7/2021. (jmey, )
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
Before the Court is a petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
2241 and the Respondent's motion to dismiss. ECF Nos. 1 and 6. Petitioner is seeking relief
from detention pending his deportation and cancellation of his removal order to his country of
The matter was referred for disposition to a United States Magistrate Judge pursuant to
28 U.S.C. §§ 636(b)(l)(B)-(C), Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 72(b), Local Civil Rule 72, and
the April 2, 2002 Standing Order on Assignment of Certain Matters to United States Magistrate
Judges. In a Report and Recommendation entered on June 22, 2021, the Magistrate Judge
recommended the motion to dismiss be granted, and the petition be denied and dismissed as
moot.' ECF No. 11. The parties were advised of their right to file written objections to the
Report and Recommendation. Neither the Petitioner nor the Respondent filed objections with
'Petitioner was released from detention and was in fact removed from the United States to Kyrgyzstan on February
9,2021. ECF No. 7-1 at 2.
^ The Report and Recommendation mailed to Petitioner on June 22,2021 was returned by the postal service as not
deliverable as addressed" and "unable to forward." ECF No. 12.
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Having reviewed the record and having heard no objection, the Court agrees with the
Report and Recommendation on the grounds stated by the Magistrate Judge and ADOPTS and
APPROVES the Report and Recommendation, ECF No. 11, in its entirety as the Court's own
opinion. Accordingly, the Respondent's motion to dismiss, ECF No. 6, is GRANTED,and the
Petition, ECF No. 1, is DENIED and DISMISSED as moot. It is ORDERED that judgment be
entered in favor ofthe Respondent.
The Petitioner is hereby notified that he may appeal from the judgment entered pursuant
to this Final Order by filing a written notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Court at the Walter
E. Hoffman United States Courthouse, 600 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510, within thirty
(30) days from the date judgment is entered. Because the Petitioner has failed to demonstrate a
substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c) and
Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 22(b)(1), the Court declines to issue a certificate of
appealabilitv. See Miller-El v. Cockrell. 537 U.S. 322, 335-36(2003).
The Clerk is DIRECTED to forward a copy of this Order to the Petitioner and counsel of
record for the Respondent.
It is so ORDERED.
United States Distnct Judg
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