Case: Abraham v. Reno

1:00-cv-01130 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: May 19, 2000

Closed Date: 2001

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Case Summary

On May 19, 2000, plaintiffs filed suit in the U.S. District Court District of Columbia to compel the INS to issue long-awaited regulations implementing § 343 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) for certain healthcare workers who were waiting to become lawful permanent residents. Plaintiffs were represented by attorneys for the American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF) and private counsel.On September 29, 2000, the parties entered into a Settlement Agree…

On May 19, 2000, plaintiffs filed suit in the U.S. District Court District of Columbia to compel the INS to issue long-awaited regulations implementing § 343 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) for certain healthcare workers who were waiting to become lawful permanent residents. Plaintiffs were represented by attorneys for the American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF) and private counsel.

On September 29, 2000, the parties entered into a Settlement Agreement. Under the terms of the Agreement, the INS was required to issue regulations governing certification under §343 of IIRIRA of medical technologists, medical technicians, speech/language pathologists and physicians assistants applying for permanent residence by January 19, 2001. The INS agreed to provide plaintiffs' attorneys with a detailed status report by November 30, 2000, setting forth the time table for the administrative review, approval process and publication of the regulations. The INS also agreed to adjudicate the I-485s of the named plaintiffs and their derivative family members within thirty (30) days after they received their §343 certificate and submitted all other documents necessary for the adjudication of the I-485s.

On January 22, 2001, the Court entered a joint stipulation of dismissal with prejudice of the case.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (10/22/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Friedman, Paul L. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hamlin, Elizabeth Helen (New Jersey)

Murray, Steven L. (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hong, Traci (District of Columbia)

Johnson, Michael C. (California)

Lewis, Wilma A. (District of Columbia)

Ogden, David W. (District of Columbia)

Walters, Mark C. (District of Columbia)

Wernery, Linda S. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Friedman, Paul L. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hamlin, Elizabeth Helen (New Jersey)

Murray, Steven L. (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hong, Traci (District of Columbia)

Johnson, Michael C. (California)

Lewis, Wilma A. (District of Columbia)

Ogden, David W. (District of Columbia)

Walters, Mark C. (District of Columbia)

Wernery, Linda S. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:00-cv-01130

Docket (PACER)

Jan. 22, 2001

Jan. 22, 2001

Docket
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1:00-cv-01130

Stipulation of Dismissal

Jan. 22, 2001

Jan. 22, 2001

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 7, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed by plaintiff LINZY ABRAHAM, plaintiff OSSAMA EL JAMAL, plaintiff EVA GERONIMO, plaintiff AMIN KARKAIN, plaintiff INGER KWAKU, plaintiff REZA RAHMAN (dam) (Entered: 05/22/2000)

May 19, 2000

May 19, 2000

SUMMONS (5) issued to federal party(s) federal defendant JANET RENO, federal defendant DORIS MEISSNER , and non-parties: U.S. Attorney. (dam) (Entered: 05/22/2000)

May 19, 2000

May 19, 2000

2

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of summons and complaint executed on 5/24/00 upon federal defendant RICHARD W. RILEY (tw) (Entered: 06/02/2000)

June 1, 2000

June 1, 2000

3

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of summons and complaint executed on 5/24/00 upon federal defendant DORIS MEISSNER (tw) (Entered: 06/02/2000)

June 1, 2000

June 1, 2000

5

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of summons and complaint executed upon U.S. Attorney General on 5/24/00 (tw) (Entered: 06/02/2000)

June 1, 2000

June 1, 2000

6

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of summons and complaint executed upon U.S. Attorney on 5/23/00 (tw) (Entered: 06/02/2000)

June 1, 2000

June 1, 2000

7

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for federal defendant JANET RENO, federal defendant DORIS MEISSNER, federal defendant DONNA SHALALA, federal defendant RICHARD W. RILEY by Michael C. Johnson (tw) (Entered: 06/14/2000)

June 13, 2000

June 13, 2000

8

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for federal defendant JANET RENO, federal defendant DORIS MEISSNER, federal defendant DONNA SHALALA, federal defendant RICHARD W. RILEY by Michael Johnson (adc) (Entered: 07/25/2000)

July 24, 2000

July 24, 2000

9

MOTION filed by federal defendant JANET RENO, federal defendant DORIS MEISSNER, federal defendant DONNA SHALALA, federal defendant RICHARD W. RILEY to extend time to 8/16/00 to answer complaint [1-1] (adc) (Entered: 07/25/2000)

July 24, 2000

July 24, 2000

10

ORDER by Judge Paul L. Friedman : granting motion to extend time to 8/16/00 to answer complaint [1-1] [9-1] by RICHARD W. RILEY, DONNA SHALALA, DORIS MEISSNER, JANET RENO ; Answer extended to 8/16/00 for RICHARD W. RILEY, DONNA SHALALA, DORIS MEISSNER, and JANET RENO (N) (bm) (Entered: 07/25/2000)

July 25, 2000

July 25, 2000

11

MOTION (UNOPPOSED) filed by federal defendant JANET RENO, federal defendant DORIS MEISSNER, federal defendant DONNA SHALALA, federal defendant RICHARD W. RILEY to extend time to 9/20/00 to answer complaint [1-1] (cjp) (Entered: 08/17/2000)

Aug. 16, 2000

Aug. 16, 2000

12

ORDER by Judge Paul L. Friedman : granting motion to extend time to 9/20/00 to answer complaint [1-1] [11-1] by RICHARD W. RILEY, DONNA SHALALA, DORIS MEISSNER, JANET RENO ; Answer extended to 9/20/00 for RICHARD W. RILEY, DONNA SHALALA, DORIS MEISSNER, and JANET RENO (N) (bm) (Entered: 08/21/2000)

Aug. 21, 2000

Aug. 21, 2000

13

ORDER by Judge Paul L. Friedman : directing parties to show cause why 00-1130 and 00-1824 should not be consolidated ; Meet Confer hearing set for 9:15 9/29/00; Meet Confer Statement due 9/22/00 . (N) (bm) (Entered: 08/24/2000)

Aug. 24, 2000

Aug. 24, 2000

14

RESPONSE by federal defendant JANET RENO, federal defendant DORIS MEISSNER, federal defendant DONNA SHALALA, federal defendant RICHARD W. RILEY to order directing parties to show cause why 00-1130 and 00-1824 should not be consolidated [13-1], order Meet Confer hearing set for 9:15 9/29/00; Meet Confer Statement due 9/22/00 . [13-2], order [13-3] (tb) (Entered: 09/20/2000)

Sept. 15, 2000

Sept. 15, 2000

15

JOINT MOTION by plaintiffs, federal defendant to extend time to 10/05/00 to answer complaint [1-1] (tb) (Entered: 09/21/2000)

Sept. 20, 2000

Sept. 20, 2000

17

MOTION filed by plaintiffs for leave to late file response to Order to show cause why cases should not be consolidated ; NO EXHIBITS (jdm) (Entered: 09/27/2000)

Sept. 25, 2000

Sept. 25, 2000

18

SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL for plaintiff LINZY ABRAHAM, plaintiff OSSAMA EL JAMAL, plaintiff EVA GERONIMO, plaintiff AMIN KARKAIN, plaintiff INGER KWAKU, plaintiff REZA RAHMAN , substituting Steven L. Murray for attorney Elizabeth Helen Hamlin for REZA RAHMAN, attorney Elizabeth Helen Hamlin for INGER KWAKU, attorney Elizabeth Helen Hamlin for AMIN KARKAIN, attorney Elizabeth Helen Hamlin for EVA GERONIMO, attorney Elizabeth Helen Hamlin for OSSAMA EL JAMAL, attorney Elizabeth Helen Hamlin for LINZY ABRAHAM (tb) (Entered: 09/28/2000)

Sept. 25, 2000

Sept. 25, 2000

19

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS by Steven L. Murray representing plaintiff LINZY ABRAHAM, plaintiff OSSAMA EL JAMAL, plaintiff EVA GERONIMO, plaintiff AMIN KARKAIN, plaintiff INGER KWAKU, plaintiff REZA RAHMAN . New address: AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAW FOUNDATION, 1575 Eye Street, NW Suite 425, Washington, DC 20005 (202) 371-6450. (tb) (Entered: 09/28/2000)

Sept. 25, 2000

Sept. 25, 2000

MEET AND CONFER STATUS HEARING before Judge Paul L. Friedman: parties report that the case has settled; the settlement papers will be filed with the Court today. Reporter: William McAllister (bm) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 29, 2000

Sept. 29, 2000

20

JOINT MOTION by plaintiffs, federal defendants to hold case in abeyance ; attachment (1) (bm) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 29, 2000

Sept. 29, 2000

21

ORDER by Judge Paul L. Friedman : dismissing complaint [1-1] in its entirety without prejudice, and directing the Clerk to remove it from the docket of this Court; denying as moot joint motion to hold case in abeyance [20-1] by federal defendants, plaintiffs (N) (bm) (Entered: 09/29/2000)

Sept. 29, 2000

Sept. 29, 2000

22

STIPULATION OF DISMISSAL of case by plaintiffs and federal defendants with prejudice. (adc) (Entered: 01/22/2001)

Jan. 22, 2001

Jan. 22, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 19, 2000

Closing Date: 2001

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Medical technologists, medical technicians, speech/language pathologists and physicians assistants applying for permanent residence.

Plaintiff Type(s):

State Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), Federal

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Federal

U.S. Department of Education, Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA)

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

Immigration/Border:

Employment

Status/Classification

Temporary foreign workers program