United States District Court, W.D. New York
April 3, 2014
ATIF FAFULOVIC, Petitioner,
TODD TRYON, AFOD for Buffalo Federal Detention Facility, Respondent.
JOHN T. CURTIN, District Judge.
Petitioner, Atif Fafulovic, filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241, challenging his continued administrative custody/detention pending removal. (Docket No. 1). Respondent has filed a motion to dismiss the petition as moot inasmuch as petitioner has been released from administrative detention pending removal pursuant to an Order of Supervision and Addendum, executed on March 24, 2014. (Docket No. 7, Motion to Dismiss, Affidavit of Gail Y. Mitchell, sworn to March 26, 2014, ¶ 4, and Exh. A - Order of Supervision and Addendum).
Accordingly, in light of the fact that petitioner has been released from administrative detention, the respondents' motion to dismiss the petition is granted and the petition is dismissed. See Masoud v. Filip, 2009 WL 223006 (W.D.N.Y. Jan. 27, 2009) (confirming Report and Recommendation of U.S.M.J. Victor E. Bianchini) (petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 seeking release from detention pending removal moot upon release of petitioner from detention pursuant to an Order of Supervision); see also Leybinsky v. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ___ F.App'x ___, 2014 WL 503188 (2d Cir. Feb. 10, 2014) (Summary Order) (petitioner's release from ICE custody pending removal pursuant to a final order of removal moots his petition for a writ of habeas corpus, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241, and "capable of repetition but evading review" exception to mootness doctrine inapplicable)
The Clerk of the Court is directed to forward a copy of this Order to petitioner at the address set forth in the Order of Supervision: 232 Oak Street, Binghamton, New York 13901.
The Court hereby certifies, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), that any appeal from this judgment would not be taken in good faith and therefore denies leave to appeal as a poor person. Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438 (1962).
Petitioner must file any notice of appeal with the Clerk's Office, United States District Court, Western District of New York, within Sixty (60) days of the date of judgment in this action. Requests to proceed on appeal as a poor person must be filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in accordance with the requirements of Rule 24 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
IT HEREBY IS ORDERED, that the petition is dismissed; and
FURTHER, that leave to appeal as a poor person is denied.