Oyekunle Aderemi, Petitioner Appellant, v. John O'malley, Assistant Director for United Statesimmigration and Naturalization Service, Respondent Appellee, 23 F.3d 399 (4th Cir. 1994)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 23 F.3d 399 (4th Cir. 1994) Submitted April 5, 1994. Decided May 5, 1994

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. John R. Hargrove, District Judge. (CA-93-4181-HAR)

Oyekunle Aderemi, appellant pro se.

George W. Maugans, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Baltimore, MD, for appellee.

D. Md.


Before WIDENER, MURNAGHAN and WILKINS, Circuit Judges.


Oyekunle Aderemi appeals the district court's order denying relief on his habeas corpus petition. Aderemi sought release from Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) custody pending his deportation. Because the INS deported Aderemi before his appeal was completed, this Court cannot grant effective relief. See Campillo v. Sullivan, 853 F.2d 593, 595 (8th Cir. 1988), cert. denied, 490 U.S. 1082 (1989) (writ functions to grant relief from unlawful custody or imprisonment). Accordingly, we dismiss the appeal as moot. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.