May 29, 2013
Wanna Win, Petitioner,
Jon Gurule, Respondent.
DAVID G. CAMPBELL, District Judge.
Petitioner Wanna Win (A073-219-873) has filed a pro se Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 seeking his immediate release from custody on the grounds that his detention with no prospect that his removal would be effected in the reasonably foreseeable future was not authorized by law. See Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678 (2001) (when there is no reasonable likelihood that a foreign government will accept an alien's return in the reasonably foreseeable future, the INS may not detain the alien for more than the presumptively reasonable period of six months).
On May 23, 2013, mail sent to Petitioner by the Clerk of Court was returned as undeliverable. (Doc. 3.) Additionally, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) online Detainee Locator, https://locator.ice.gov/odls/homePage.do, indicates that Petitioner is no longer in ICE custody. A habeas corpus petition filed by a petitioner who "challenge[s] only the length of his detention, as distinguished from the lawfulness of the deportation order, .... [is] rendered moot by his removal." Abdala v. INS, 488 F.3d 1061, 1062 (9th Cir. 2007). Similarly, a habeas corpus "petitioner's release from detention under an order of supervision moots his challenge to the legality of his extended detention.'" Id. at1064 (quoting Riley v. INS, 310 F.3d 1253, 1256-57 (10th Cir. 2002). Because Petitioner has not filed a notice of change of address, an order to show cause why this action should not be dismissed as moot would be futile. See Carey v. King, 856 F.2d 1439, 1441 (9th Cir. 1988) ("An order to show cause why dismissal is not warranted or an order imposing sanctions would only find itself taking a round trip tour through the United States mail."). Accordingly, this action will be dismissed as moot.
IT IS ORDERED that the Petition (Doc. 1) and this action are dismissed as moot. The Clerk of Court must enter judgment accordingly.