324 F.3d 296
Mario Jimenez RIOS, Petitioner-Appellant,
IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE; Jonathon Dobre, Warden, Respondents-Appellees.
No. 02-40766 Summary Calendar.
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
January 28, 2003.
Mario Jimenez Rios, Beaumont, TX, pro se.
Emily Anne Radford, Asst. Director, David Michael McConnell, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Civ. Div. Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for I.N.S.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; Thad Heartfield, Judge.
Before BARKSDALE, DeMOSS and BENAVIDES, Circuit Judges.
Mario Jimenez Rios, an excludable alien who arrived in the United States in the 1980 Mariel boatlift from Cuba, appeals the denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2241 habeas corpus petition, in which he challenges his continued detention by the Immigration and Naturalization Service ("INS"). INS took Rios into custody in 1998 following his state conviction and sentence for attempted indecency with a child, the latest conviction in his extensive criminal history within the United States. The record shows that he has received parole review but has been repeatedly denied release on account of his criminal history and disciplinary record.
Relying on Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678, 121 S.Ct. 2491, 150 L.Ed.2d 653 (2001), Rios contends that his continued detention violates his constitutional rights. The district court did not err in determining that Rios is not entitled to relief. See Gisbert v. U.S. Atty. Gen., 988 F.2d 1437, 1439 (5th Cir.1993), amended by Gisbert v. U.S. Atty. Gen., 997 F.2d 1122 (5th Cir. 1993). Although Zadvydas held that a deportable alien may contest his continued detention in a 28 U.S.C. § 2241 proceeding, the Court distinguished the status of deportable aliens from that of excludable aliens like Rios. See Zadvydas, 533 U.S. at 682, 692-94, 121 S.Ct. 2491. Rios's petition is governed by Gisbert.