Case: Veras-Mejia v. Brennan

1:74-cv-03727 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Filed Date: Aug. 27, 1974

Closed Date: Aug. 25, 1976

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Case Summary

In 1974, thirty Western Hemisphere aliens who sought admission to the United States filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York to obtain the benefits of an order entered in a separate class case, Lewis-Mota v. Secretary of Labor, 469 F.2d 478 (2d Cir. 1972), [IM-NY-32]. The plaintiffs alleged that they were members of the Lewis-Mota class, had made timely applications for the benefits of the Lewis-Mota judgment, but were denied those benefits by the gov…

In 1974, thirty Western Hemisphere aliens who sought admission to the United States filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York to obtain the benefits of an order entered in a separate class case, Lewis-Mota v. Secretary of Labor, 469 F.2d 478 (2d Cir. 1972), [IM-NY-32]. The plaintiffs alleged that they were members of the Lewis-Mota class, had made timely applications for the benefits of the Lewis-Mota judgment, but were denied those benefits by the government. For a summary of the Lewis-Mota litigation, see IM-NY-32 of this collection.

To resolve the issues, the parties filed cross-motions for summary judgment. The District Court (Judge Pollack) granted the defendants' motion for summary judgment as to 9 of the plaintiffs. The motion was denied as to the remaining 21 plaintiffs on the grounds that material facts were in dispute. Veras-Mejia v. Brennan, 418 F.Supp. 680 (S.D.N.Y. 1976). The Court requested that the parties advise whether they wished to proceed with an evidentiary hearing on the remaining claims.

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Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (11/4/2007)

Related Cases

Lewis-Mota v. Secretary of Labor, Southern District of New York (1971)

People


Judge(s)

Pollack, Milton (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Martinez, Antonio C (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fiske, Robert B. Jr. (New York)

Maguire, Mary P. (New York)

Morgan, Lydia E. (New York)

Judge(s)

Pollack, Milton (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Martinez, Antonio C (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fiske, Robert B. Jr. (New York)

Maguire, Mary P. (New York)

Morgan, Lydia E. (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:74-cv-03727

Opinion

418 F.Supp. 680

Aug. 25, 1976

Aug. 25, 1976

Order/Opinion

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Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 27, 1974

Closing Date: Aug. 25, 1976

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

30 Western Hemisphere aliens who sought admission to the United States.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Immigration and Naturalization Services, Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.

Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §§ 1101 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

Immigration/Border:

Employment

Status/Classification

Work authorization - criteria

Work authorization - procedures