UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 26, 2008
CRUZ ARENIVAS-VALLE, PETITIONER,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: M. James Lorenz United States District Court Judge
ORDER DISMISSING WITH PREJUDICE PETITIONER'S MOTION UNDER 28 U.S.C. § 2255 TO VACATE, SET ASIDE OR CORRECT SENTENCE
On August 21, 2008, Petitioner Cruz Arenivas-Valle ("Petitioner") filed a motion pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to vacate, set aside or correct sentence. Petitioner essentially requests that this Court grant a downward departure of up to two points due to Petitioner's immigration removal status. The Court has reviewed the record in this case, which clearly establishes that on September 6, 2007, Petitioner waived both his right to appeal and to collaterally attack his conviction and sentence. See Plea Agreement ¶ XI. Petitioner's motion raises no challenge to the validity of that waiver, therefore this Court lacks jurisdiction to consider any collateral challenge to his conviction and sentence. See Washington v. Lampert, 422 F.3d 864, 869-70 (9th Cir. 2005) (recognizing that if sentencing agreement's waiver of the right to file a federal habeas petition was valid, district court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case).
Accordingly, Petitioner's Motion to Vacate, Set Aside or Correct Sentence pursuant to 28 .S.C. § 2255 is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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