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Imade v. Holder

United States District Court, N.D. Alabama, Southern Division

June 3, 2014

ANTHONY OSARINMWIAN IMADE, Petitioner,
v.
ERIC HOLDER, et al., Respondents.

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

VIRGINIA EMERSON HOPKINS, District Judge.

The magistrate judge entered a report and recommendation on May 14, 2014, recommending the relief sought by petitioner, Anthony Osarinmwian Imade ("Imade") be denied. (Doc. 3). Specifically, to the extent Imade's initial filing constitutes a petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ยง 2241, the magistrate judge recommended it be dismissed without prejudice to filing in the proper venue. (Doc. 3 at 2). To the extent Imade's initial filing constitutes a motion to reopen a previous habeas petition, the magistrate judge recommended it be denied as moot. ( Id. ). The report and recommendation mailed to Imade has been returned as undeliverable. (Doc. 4). Furthermore, a search of the website for Immigration and Customs Enforcement reveals that Imade is no longer in ICE custody. Because Imade is no longer in custody, to the extent that his filing constitutes a motion to reopen a previous habeas petition, his release has rendered his habeas corpus petition moot on that alternative basis as well. See Nyaga v Ashcroft, 323 F.3d 906, 913 (11th Cir. 2003) (A case is moot and must be dismissed if the court can no longer provide "meaningful relief."); Soliman v United States ex rel. INS, 296 F.3d 1237, 1242 (11th Cir. 2002) (similar).

Having carefully reviewed and considered de novo all the materials in the court file, the Court is of the opinion that the magistrate judge's findings are due to be and are hereby ADOPTED and her recommendation is ACCEPTED as amplified hereby. Accordingly, to the extent Imade's initial filing is construed as a petition for writ of habeas corpus, it is due to be DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE to filing in the proper venue. To the extent Imade's initial filing is construed as a motion to reopen a previous habeas petition, it is hereby DENIED as MOOT.

A final judgment will be entered.


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