United States District Court, D. New Jersey
March 3, 2015
BAKHTIYOR KHABIBOV, Petitioner,
JEH JOHNSON, Respondent.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
KEVIN McNULTY, District Judge.
Petitioner, Bakhtiyor Khabibov, is currently being detained at the Hudson County Correctional Center in Kearny, New Jersey. The Court has received Mr. Khabibov's counseled petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241. Mr. Khabibov challenges his current immigration detention.
In accordance with Rule 4 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases, applicable to § 2241 cases through Rule 1(b) of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases, this Court has screened the petition for dismissal and determined that dismissal without an answer and the record is not warranted.
The sole proper respondent in this case is Oscar Aviles, who is the warden of the Hudson County Correctional Center. See Rumsfeld v. Padilla, 542 U.S. 426, 434-35 (2004). Therefore, the petition will be dismissed with prejudice as to respondents Jeh Johnson, Sarah Saldana, Eric Holder, Jr., Thomas S. Winkowski and Philip T. Miller.
Accordingly, IT IS this 3d day of March, 2015,
ORDERED that the petition is dismissed with prejudice as to respondents Johnson, Saldana, Holder, Jr., Winkowski and Miller; and it is further
ORDERED that the Clerk shall serve a copy of the petition (Dkt. No. 1) and this Order upon respondent Aviles by regular mail, with all costs of service advanced by the United States; and it is further
ORDERED that the Clerk shall forward a copy of the petition (Dkt. No. 1) and this Order to the Chief, Civil Division, United States Attorney's Office, at the following email address: USANJ-HabeasCases@usdoj.gov; and it is further
ORDERED that within thirty (30) days of the date of the entry of this Order, respondent shall file and serve an answer which responds to the allegations and grounds in the petition and which includes all affirmative defenses respondent seeks to invoke; and it is further
ORDERED that respondent shall file and serve with the answer certified copies of all documents necessary to resolve petitioner's claim(s) and affirmative defenses; and it is further
ORDERED that within thirty (30) days of receipt of the answer, petitioner may file a reply to the answer; and it is further
ORDERED that within seven (7) days of Petitioner's release, by parole or otherwise, Respondent shall electronically file a written notice of the same with the Clerk.