IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
November 24, 2008
AIKINS FRIMPONG, PETITIONER,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Donald G. Wilkerson United States Magistrate Judge
Currently pending before the Court are Plaintiff's motion to speed release process (Doc. 4), motion to resolve deportation problems (Doc. 6), motion to expedite trial (Doc. 25), and motion to schedule trial (Doc. 26). For the reasons set forth below, these motions are DENIED.
Petitioner filed a petition seeking release from federal custody on July 8, 2008 (Doc. 1). The Court has construed this filing as a petition for writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 (Doc. 9). In the petition, Petitioner alleges that he is being unlawfully detained in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE"). He seeks immediate release. The United States seeks dismissal of the petition (Docs. 19 and 24).
In the pending motions, Petitioner asks the court to consider the impropriety of his current ICE detention (Doc. 6), release him from custody (Doc. 4), and to do so quickly (Docs. 25 and 27). In essence, each of these motions asks the Court to prematurely resolve the issues raised in the petition. Because the United States has responded to the petition with a motion to dismiss, the question of the propriety or impropriety of Petitioner's current detention will be determined on the petition, the motion to dismiss, and any response Petitioner will file within the time to respond to the motion to dismiss. The Court will not resolve these questions on Petitioner's various motions. Accordingly, the pending motions to speed release process (Doc. 4), to resolve deportation problems (Doc. 6), to expedite trial (Doc. 25), and to schedule trial (Doc. 26) are all DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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