Case: Padilla v. Ridge

7:03-cv-00126 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: May 28, 2003

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

On May 28, 2003, plaintiffs who had been granted the status of lawful permanent resident during their removal proceedings filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to compel the federal government to provide them with documentation of their permanent resident status in a timely manner. Plaintiffs alleged they applied for their alien registration card ("green card") and temporary proof of their legal permanent resident status in the United States but that the gove…

On May 28, 2003, plaintiffs who had been granted the status of lawful permanent resident during their removal proceedings filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to compel the federal government to provide them with documentation of their permanent resident status in a timely manner. Plaintiffs alleged they applied for their alien registration card ("green card") and temporary proof of their legal permanent resident status in the United States but that the government had not issued that documentation. Without such documentation, plaintiffs alleged, they were denied employment, travel, educational, and public benefits privileges granted to other legal permanent residents. Plaintiffs asserted claims for violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act ("INA"), 8 U.S.C. § 1101 et seq., as amended by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 ("IIRIRA"), the Administrative Procedure Act ("APA"), 5 U.S.C. § 701 et seq. and the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment. Attorneys with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law of Texas and private law firms, represented the plaintiffs.

On March 31, 2004, the District Court (Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa) certified the case as a class action, over the objection of the government. Plaintiffs' request for a preliminary injunction was denied.

Thereafter, both parties filed cross-motions for summary judgment which were amended and supplemented numerous times. Plaintiffs' complaint likewise underwent numerous amendments. Along with their filings, the parties also notified the Court in July 2004 that substantially identical cases were pending in federal courts in California (Santillan v. Ashcroft, No. 3:04-cv-02686 (N.D. Cal.), IM-CA-0003) and Florida (Amor v. Ashcroft, No. 1:04-CV-21685 (S.D. Fla.), IM-FL-0021).

Discovery and litigation continued. On September 9, 2005, the Court (Judge Hinojosa) instructed the parties to refile new motions for summary judgment to address rulings made in the California case, Santillan v. Ashcroft.

At a motion hearing on March 22, 2006, the Court (Judge Hinojosa) granted a motion to stay the case pending Santillan (a certified national class action on the same issue), and set a status conference for early the following year. The Court also denied the cross-motions for summary judgments without prejudice to refiling.

After several continuances, a status conference was held on August 10, 2007 at which time the parties advised the Court that they were still waiting for the resolution to Santillan, but that they were also finalizing a resolution to the Padilla case.

On September 27, 2007, the Court (Judge Hinojosa), noting that the parties had urged little action over the past two years, ordered an indefinite stay of the case pending the resolution of Santillan and inviting the parties to file for reinstatement if a resolution was reached in California that would allow the case to progress.

Meanwhile, the parties had been negotiating, and in December 2007 both they and the parties in Santillan came to an agreement with the federal government. On January 25, 2008, the parties jointly moved to reactive the case and have it transferred to the Northern District of California to facilitate a settlement of both Padilla and Santillan on identical terms.

On February 25, the Court (Judge Hinojosa) granted their motion and the case was transferred to be consolidated with Santillan. On July 22, 2008, the California court approved a settlement for both cases; see the entry on Santillan for more details.

Summary Authors

Christopher Schad (6/8/2012)

Anna Brito (11/6/2018)

Related Cases

Santillan v. Mukasey, Northern District of California (2004)

Amor v. U.S. Attorney General, Southern District of Florida (2004)

People


Judge(s)

Hinojosa, Ricardo H. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Armendariz, David Anton (Texas)

Berra, Joseph Pacifico (Texas)

Coyle, Lynn (Texas)

Maldonado, Javier N (Texas)

Perales, Nina (Texas)

Perez, Marisol Linda (Texas)

Rhyu, Michelle S (California)

Saucedo, Leticia M. (Texas)

Solis, Selena N. (Texas)

Judge(s)

Hinojosa, Ricardo H. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Armendariz, David Anton (Texas)

Berra, Joseph Pacifico (Texas)

Coyle, Lynn (Texas)

Maldonado, Javier N (Texas)

Perales, Nina (Texas)

Perez, Marisol Linda (Texas)

Rhyu, Michelle S (California)

Saucedo, Leticia M. (Texas)

Solis, Selena N. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bucholtz, Jeffrey S. (District of Columbia)

De Gabrielle, Donald J. Jr. (Texas)

Flynn, Steven J. (District of Columbia)

Putnam, Lisa M. (Texas)

Stevens, Elizabeth Jones (District of Columbia)

Walters, Mark C. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Feb. 26, 2008 Docket
50

Order [Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification]

March 31, 2004 Order/Opinion
79

Plaintiffs' Fifth Amended Complaint for Mandamus, Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Aug. 19, 2004 Complaint

Notice of Final Settlement Agreement

Aug. 24, 2005 Notice Letter

Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement and Release

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Feb. 7, 2007 Settlement Agreement
149

Joint Motion to Reinstate Case on Active Calendar and to Transfer Case to Northern District of California

Jan. 25, 2008 Pleading / Motion / Brief
150

Order of Reinstatement and Transfer

Feb. 25, 2008 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT for Mandamus by Teresa D. Padilla, Jose Luis Guzman, Maria Eva Guzman, Jaime Sanchez Maldonado, Anita De Alva Mascorro, Roberto Carrera, Isaias Toscano Montemayor, Isaul Toscano Montemayor, Isael Toscano Montemayor, Marianela Polnick, Anselmo Medina Remigio, Yomi Bombata, Robert Celovsky, Sahchart Tancoomtong, Ricardo Romero−Cabrera, Yorline Romero−Yanez, Divyeshbhai G. Bhakta, Isaac S. Galicia−Gonzalez, Hector Maldonado, Ayman Mustafa Ali Mahmoud filed; FILING FEE $ 150 RECEIPT # 720098 (part 1 of 2) (bgarces) (Entered: 05/28/2003)

May 28, 2003
1

MOTION for declaratory and injunctive relief by Teresa D. Padilla, Jose Luis Guzman, Maria Eva Guzman, Jaime Sanchez Maldonado, Anita De Alva Mascorro, Roberto Carrera, Isaias Toscano Montemayor, Isaul Toscano Montemayor, Isael Toscano Montemayor, Marianela Polnick, Anselmo Medina Remigio, Yomi Bombata, Robert Celovsky, Sahchart Tancoomtong, Ricardo Romero−Cabrera, Yorline Romero−Yanez, Divyeshbhai G. Bhakta, Isaac S. Galicia−Gonzalez, Hector Maldonado, Ayman Mustafa Ali Mahmoud, Motion Docket Date 6/17/03 [1−1] motion , filed. (part 2 of 2) (bgarces) (Entered: 05/28/2003)

May 28, 2003

SUMMONS issued for Atty Gen John Ashcroft; US Atty Office; Office of District Counsel/Harlingen; Office of District Counsel/Houston; Office of District Counsel/San Antonio (bgarces) (Entered: 05/28/2003)

May 28, 2003
2

Order setting Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference on 2:30 7/9/03 before Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa and Order to Disclose Interested Persons, filed. () Parties notified. (bgarces) (Entered: 05/28/2003)

May 28, 2003
3

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Teresa D. Padilla, Jose Luis Guzman, Maria Eva Guzman, Jaime Sanchez Maldonado, Anita De Alva Mascorro, Roberto Carrera, Isaias Toscano Montemayor, Isaul Toscano Montemayor, Isael Toscano Montemayor, Marianela Polnick, Anselmo Medina Remigio, Yomi Bombata, Robert Celovsky, Sahchart Tancoomtong, Ricardo Romero−Cabrera, Yorline Romero−Yanez, Divyeshbhai G. Bhakta, Isaac S. Galicia−Gonzalez, Hector Maldonado, Ayman Mustafa Ali Mahmoud , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 06/13/2003)

June 11, 2003
4

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 06/18/2003)

June 18, 2003
5

RETURN OF SERVICE executed 6/9/03 as to Atty Gen John Ashcroft; filed; Govt's Answer due on 7/9/03 (bgarces) (Entered: 06/26/2003)

June 19, 2003
6

RETURN OF SERVICE executed 6/5/03 filed as to Office of District Counsel Houston District (bgarces) (Entered: 06/26/2003)

June 19, 2003
7

RETURN OF SERVICE executed 6/5/03 filed as to Office of District Counsel Harlingen District (bgarces) (Entered: 06/26/2003)

June 19, 2003
8

RETURN OF SERVICE executed 6/10/03 filed as to US Atty Office (bgarces) (Entered: 06/26/2003)

June 19, 2003
9

RETURN OF SERVICE executed 6/3/03 filed as to Office of District Counsel San Antonio District (bgarces) (Entered: 06/26/2003)

June 19, 2003
10

JOINT DISCOVERY/Case Management Plan by Teresa D. Padilla, Jose Luis Guzman, Maria Eva Guzman, Jaime Sanchez Maldonado, Anita De Alva Mascorro, Roberto Carrera, Isaias Toscano Montemayor, Isaul Toscano Montemayor, Isael Toscano Montemayor, Marianela Polnick, Anselmo Medina Remigio, Yomi Bombata, Robert Celovsky, Sahchart Tancoomtong, Ricardo Romero−Cabrera, Yorline Romero−Yanez, Divyeshbhai G. Bhakta, Isaac S. Galicia−Gonzalez, Hector Maldonado, Ayman Mustafa Ali Mahmoud, Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 07/01/2003)

June 30, 2003
12

ORDER granting [11−1] motion for Joseph P. Berra to appear pro hac vice , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa ) (mjmarroquin) (Entered: 07/03/2003)

July 3, 2003

Memo to File: In−Chambers conference held; Court encouraged the parties to try to resolve these matters amongst themselves; resetting scheduling conference for 4:00 9/3/03 before Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa (bgarces) (Entered: 07/18/2003)

July 9, 2003
13

MOTION for class certifiation by Teresa D. Padilla, Jose Luis Guzman, Maria Eva Guzman, Jaime Sanchez Maldonado, Anita De Alva Mascorro, Roberto Carrera, Isaias Toscano Montemayor, Isaul Toscano Montemayor, Isael Toscano Montemayor, Marianela Polnick, Anselmo Medina Remigio, Yomi Bombata, Robert Celovsky, Sahchart Tancoomtong, Ricardo Romero−Cabrera, Yorline Romero−Yanez, Divyeshbhai G. Bhakta, Isaac S. Galicia−Gonzalez, Hector Maldonado, Ayman Mustafa Ali Mahmoud, Motion Docket Date 8/11/03 [13−1] motion , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 07/22/2003)

July 22, 2003
14

BRIEF by Teresa D. Padilla, Jose Luis Guzman, Maria Eva Guzman, Jaime Sanchez Maldonado, Anita De Alva Mascorro, Roberto Carrera, Isaias Toscano Montemayor, Isaul Toscano Montemayor, Isael Toscano Montemayor, Marianela Polnick, Anselmo Medina Remigio, Yomi Bombata, Robert Celovsky, Sahchart Tancoomtong, Ricardo Romero−Cabrera, Yorline Romero−Yanez, Divyeshbhai G. Bhakta, Isaac S. Galicia−Gonzalez, Hector Maldonado, Ayman Mustafa Ali Mahmoud in support of [13−1] motion for class certifiation , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 07/22/2003)

July 22, 2003
15

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT for Mandamus, Declaratory and Injunctive Relief by Teresa D. Padilla, et al amending [1−1] complaint , filed. (bgarces) Modified on 07/25/2003 (Entered: 07/22/2003)

July 22, 2003
16

ORDER striking [13−1] motion for class certification , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa ) (bgarces) (Entered: 07/25/2003)

July 25, 2003
17

Opposed MOTION class certification by Teresa D. Padilla, Anita De Alva Mascorro, Roberto Carrera, Hector Maldonado, Ayman Mustafa Ali Mahmoud, Rosa Moreno Moreno, Alexandros Karkanis, Joel Martinez−Lara, Roberto Carlos Cruz Granados, Carol Carson, Maria Guadalupe Hernandez−Hernandez, Gerardo Carmona−Rojas, Pedro Perales−Gonzalez, Motion Docket Date 8/18/03 [17−1] motion , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 07/29/2003)

July 29, 2003
18

BRIEF by Teresa D. Padilla, Anita De Alva Mascorro, Roberto Carrera, Hector Maldonado, Ayman Mustafa Ali Mahmoud, Rosa Moreno Moreno, Alexandros Karkanis, Joel Martinez−Lara, Roberto Carlos Cruz Granados, Carol Carson, Maria Guadalupe Hernandez−Hernandez, Gerardo Carmona−Rojas, Pedro Perales−Gonzalez in support of [17−1] motion class certification , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 07/29/2003)

July 29, 2003
19

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Leticia M. Saucedo by Teresa D. Padilla, Jaime Sanchez Maldonado, Anita De Alva Mascorro, Roberto Carrera, Hector Maldonado, Ayman Mustafa Ali Mahmoud, Rosa Moreno Moreno, Pedro Perales−Gonzalez , filed (bgarces) (Entered: 08/01/2003)

Aug. 1, 2003
20

MOTION to dismiss with incorporated points and authorities by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta, Motion Docket Date 8/25/03 [20−1] motion , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 08/06/2003)

Aug. 5, 2003
21

RESPONSE by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta in opposition to [17−1] motion class certification , filed (bgarces) (Entered: 08/20/2003)

Aug. 20, 2003
22

RESPONSE by Teresa D. Padilla, Anita De Alva Mascorro, Roberto Carrera, Hector Maldonado, Ayman Mustafa Ali Mahmoud, Rosa Moreno Moreno, Alexandros Karkanis, Joel Martinez−Lara, Roberto Carlos Cruz Granados, Carol Carson, Maria Guadalupe Hernandez−Hernandez, Gerardo Carmona−Rojas, Pedro Perales−Gonzalez to [20−1] motion to dismiss , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 08/25/2003)

Aug. 25, 2003
23

MOTION for preliminary injunction by Teresa D. Padilla, Anita De Alva Mascorro, Roberto Carrera, Hector Maldonado, Ayman Mustafa Ali Mahmoud, Rosa Moreno Moreno, Alexandros Karkanis, Joel Martinez−Lara, Roberto Carlos Cruz Granados, Carol Carson, Maria Guadalupe Hernandez−Hernandez, Gerardo Carmona−Rojas, Pedro Perales−Gonzalez, Motion Docket Date 9/15/03 [23−1] motion , filed. (mjmarroquin) (Entered: 08/26/2003)

Aug. 26, 2003
24

MEMORANDUM by Teresa D. Padilla, Anita De Alva Mascorro, Roberto Carrera, Hector Maldonado, Ayman Mustafa Ali Mahmoud, Rosa Moreno Moreno, Alexandros Karkanis, Joel Martinez−Lara, Roberto Carlos Cruz Granados, Carol Carson, Maria Guadalupe Hernandez−Hernandez, Gerardo Carmona−Rojas, Pedro Perales−Gonzalez in support of [23−1] motion for preliminary injunction , filed (mjmarroquin) (Entered: 08/26/2003)

Aug. 26, 2003
25

Initial Pretrial Conference held before Judge Ricardo H Hinojosa; Ct clerk: Sylvia Martinez; ERO: Tony Tijerina; Apps: Javier Maldonado; Joseph Berra; Lisa Putnam; Court grants the motion to dismiss as to the eight individuals whose claims are now moot but denies the motion as to the other five individuals; parties to file further briefing on the issue of typicality by 9/15/03 as to the motion for class certification; dft to file a response to the motion for preliminary injunction by 9/15/03; Motion hearing on both motions before Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa set for 2:30 10/14/03 (bgarces) (Entered: 09/04/2003)

Sept. 3, 2003
26

SUPPLEMENT to [17−1] motion for class certification by Teresa D. Padilla; et al , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 09/15/2003)

Sept. 15, 2003
27

RESPONSE by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta in opposition to [23−1] motion for preliminary injunction , filed (bgarces) (Entered: 09/15/2003)

Sept. 15, 2003
28

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT for Mandamus, Declaratory and Injunctive Releif by Teresa D. Padilla filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 09/22/2003)

Sept. 22, 2003

File 1 consist of pleadings 1 − 27 (bgarces) (Entered: 09/22/2003)

Sept. 22, 2003
29

Unopposed MOTION for leave to file Second Amended Complaint by Teresa D. Padilla, Motion Docket Date forthwith , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 09/22/2003)

Sept. 22, 2003
30

ORDER striking [28−1] amended complaint , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa ) (bgarces) (Entered: 09/23/2003)

Sept. 22, 2003
31

ORDER granting [29−1] motion for leave to file Second Amended Complaint , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa ) (bgarces) (Entered: 09/26/2003)

Sept. 26, 2003
32

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT by Teresa D. Padilla, Alexandros Karkanis, amending [1−1] complaint; adding Elizabeth Aubrecht, Eden Garza, Eden Garza Cadena, Maria de la Luz Mata, Mansour R. Mansour, Maria Reyna Bosquez, Santos Cardoso, Saed Abdel Hadi Ismail Shelbayeh, Mario Domiguez, Rafael Hernandez Lopez, filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 09/26/2003)

Sept. 26, 2003
33

REPLY by Teresa D. Padilla to response in opposition to [23−1] motion for preliminary injunction , filed (bgarces) (Entered: 10/03/2003)

Oct. 3, 2003
34

ANSWER by Tom Ridge, Hipolito Acosta to second amended complaint for mandamus, declaratory and injunctive relief, filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 10/06/2003)

Oct. 6, 2003
35

Position in RESPONSE by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta to Supplement to [17−1] motion class certification , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 10/10/2003)

Oct. 10, 2003
36

Motion Hearing held before Judge Ricardo H Hinojosa; Ct clerk: Sylvia Martinez; ERO: Tony Tijerina; Apps: Javier Maldonado; Joseph Berra; Lisa Putnam; motion for class certification addressed; the Court will certify the class but advises pltf that the present proposed order for giving notice to the class members is not adequate; pltf to file a proposed order by 11/7/03; dft can respond by 11/17/03; setting status conference for 4:00 11/25/03 before Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa at which time they can also discuss if a hearing on the preliminary injunction is still necessary and how long the hearing will take; at pltf's counsel request and w/no opposition from the dft, the Court instructs the clerk to keep docket number 28 as the live pleading and not docket number 32. (bgarces) (Entered: 10/16/2003)

Oct. 14, 2003
37

Proposed Class Certification Order and NOTICE to the Class by Teresa D. Padilla , filed (bgarces) (Entered: 11/07/2003)

Nov. 7, 2003
38

RESPONSE by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta to [17−1] motion class certification and notice to the class, filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 11/17/2003)

Nov. 17, 2003

ORAL ORDER of Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa; 11/25/03 hearing cancelled; parties notified. (bgarces) (Entered: 11/25/2003)

Nov. 25, 2003
39

Unopposed MOTION for continuance of Nov. 25, 2003 Status Conference by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta, Motion Docket Date forthwith , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 11/25/2003)

Nov. 25, 2003

ORAL ORDER of Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa granting [39−1] motion for continuance of Nov. 25, 2003 Status Conference (bgarces) (Entered: 11/25/2003)

Nov. 25, 2003
40

Unopposed MOTION for leave to file Third Amended Complaint by Teresa D. Padilla, Motion Docket Date forthwith , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 12/16/2003)

Dec. 12, 2003

ORAL ORDER of Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa setting status conference for 4:00 1/26/04 before Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa ; parties notified. (bgarces) (Entered: 12/31/2003)

Dec. 31, 2003
41

Status Conference held before Judge Ricardo H Hinojosa; C Clerk: Sylvia Martinez; ERO: Tony Tijerina; Apps: Javier Maldonado; Lisa Putnam; Court grants [40−1] motion for leave to file Third Amended Complaint; parties instructed to try to work something out with regards to the proposed order giving notice to the class members and this to be filed by 2/18/04; setting status conference 4:00 2/24/04 before Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa ; Court grants oral request for extension of discovery and will issue a docket control order. (bgarces) (Entered: 01/28/2004)

Jan. 26, 2004
42

THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT by Teresa D. Padilla amending [32−1] amended complaint , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 01/28/2004)

Jan. 26, 2004
43

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Discovery cutoff 5/3/04 ; motions for extension of time to complete discovery 4/2/04; Deadline for filing all dispositive motions 5/13/04 ; Deadline for filing non−dispositive motions 5/13/04 ; Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 6/3/04 ; Final Pretrial Conference 2:30 6/10/04 before Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa , entered. Parties notified. ( Signed by Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa ) (bgarces) Modified on 01/28/2004 (Entered: 01/28/2004)

Jan. 27, 2004
44

ANSWER by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta to third amended complaint, filed. (bgarces) Modified on 02/18/2004 (Entered: 02/09/2004)

Feb. 9, 2004
45

(Opposed) Proposed Class Certifcation Order by Teresa D. Padilla , filed (bgarces) Modified on 02/18/2004 (Entered: 02/18/2004)

Feb. 18, 2004
46

Continued RESPONSE by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta in opposition to [17−1] motion class certification and proposed class certification order filed (bgarces) (Entered: 02/20/2004)

Feb. 19, 2004

File 2 consist of pleadings 1 − 43 (bgarces) Modified on 02/20/2004 (Entered: 02/20/2004)

Feb. 20, 2004
47

MOTION for David Armendariz to appear pro hac vice by Teresa D. Padilla, Motion Docket Date forthwith , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 02/27/2004)

Feb. 24, 2004
49

Tele−Conference held before Judge Ricardo H Hinojosa; Ct Clerk: Sylvia Martinez; ERO: Carmel Phelps; Apps: Javier Maldonado; Lisa Putnam; the court reviews w/the parties the proposed class certification order; after some discussion the Court will enter an order; the Court denies [23−1] motion for preliminary injunction; there is presently a pretrial conference set for 6/10/04 at which time the Court will address the permanent injunction. (bgarces) (Entered: 03/30/2004)

March 29, 2004

Deadline updated; mooting [1−1] motion for declaratory and injunctive relief (bgarces) (Entered: 03/30/2004)

March 29, 2004
50

ORDER granting [17−1] motion class certification to the extent that the case is to be maintained as a class action comprised as stated in this order , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa ) (bgarces) (Entered: 03/31/2004)

March 31, 2004
51

(MOTION) Notice of withdrawal of Joseph P Barrera by Teresa D. Padilla, Motion Docket Date 5/9/04 [51−1], filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 04/20/2004)

April 19, 2004
52

ORDER granting [51−1] motion withdrawal of Joseph P Barrera , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa ) (bgarces) (Entered: 04/21/2004)

April 21, 2004
53

Opposed MOTION for leave to file Fourth Amended Complaint by Teresa D. Padilla, Motion Docket Date 5/25/04 [53−1] motion , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 05/05/2004)

May 5, 2004
54

Opposed MOTION to compel answers to requests for interrogatories and requests for production of documents and things by Teresa D. Padilla, Motion Docket Date 5/25/04 [54−1] motion , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 05/05/2004)

May 5, 2004
55

MEMORANDUM by Teresa D. Padilla in support of [54−1] motion to compel answers to requests for interrogatories and requests for production of documents and things , filed (bgarces) (Entered: 05/05/2004)

May 5, 2004
56

Unopposed MOTION to extend the motion deadline by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon Hudson, Hipolito Acosta, Motion Docket Date forthwith , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 05/10/2004)

May 7, 2004
57

ORDER resetting Deadline for filing all dispositive motions 6/14/04 ; Deadline for filing non−dispositive motions 6/14/04 ; Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 7/29/04 ; Final Pretrial Conference 2:30 8/5/04 granting [56−1] motion to extend the motion deadline before Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa , entered. Parties notified. ( Signed by Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa ) (bgarces) (Entered: 05/11/2004)

May 11, 2004
58

RESPONSE by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta in opposition to [53−1] motion for leave to file Fourth Amended Complaint , filed (bgarces) (Entered: 05/19/2004)

May 18, 2004
59

RESPONSE by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta in opposition to [54−1] motion to compel answers to requests for interrogatories and requests for production of documents and things , filed (bgarces) (Entered: 05/19/2004)

May 18, 2004
60

REPLY by Teresa D. Padilla to response in opposition to [53−1] motion for leave to file Fourth Amended Complaint , filed (bgarces) (Entered: 05/27/2004)

May 27, 2004
61

REPLY by Teresa D. Padilla to response to [54−1] motion to compel answers to requests for interrogatories and requests for production of documents and things , filed (bgarces) (Entered: 05/27/2004)

May 27, 2004
62

SUPPLEMENT to Memorandum in Support of [54−1] motion to compel answers to requests for interrogatories and requests for production of and things by Teresa D. Padilla , filed. (exhibits located in separate folder/not imaged) (bgarces)

June 1, 2004
64

MEMORANDUM by Teresa D. Padilla in support of [63−1] motion for summary judgment , filed. (Exhibits located in separate expandable file, not imaged.) (mjmarroquin) Modified on 06/16/2004 (Entered: 06/16/2004)

June 14, 2004
65

OPPOSED MOTION for leave to file Their Fifth Amended Complaint by Teresa D. Padilla, Motion Docket Date 7/4/04 [65−1] , filed. (mjmarroquin) (Entered: 06/16/2004)

June 14, 2004
66

Opposed MOTION to amend Class Certification Order by Teresa D. Padilla, Motion Docket Date 7/4/04 [66−1] motion , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 06/18/2004)

June 14, 2004
67

MOTION for summary judgment with incorporated points and authorities by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta, Motion Docket Date 7/4/04 [67−1] motion , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 06/18/2004)

June 14, 2004

File 3 consist of pleadings 44 − 65 (bgarces) (Entered: 06/18/2004)

June 18, 2004
68

RESPONSE by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta in opposition to [65−1] motion for leave to file Their Fifth Amended Complaint , filed (bgarces) (Entered: 06/25/2004)

June 25, 2004
69

RESPONSE by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta in opposition to [66−1] motion to amend Class Certification Order , filed (bgarces) (Entered: 06/25/2004)

June 25, 2004
70

RESPONSE by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta in opposition to [67−1] motion for summary judgment , filed (bgarces) (Entered: 06/25/2004)

June 25, 2004
71

RESPONSE by Teresa D. Padilla in opposition to [67−1] motion for summary judgment , filed (part 1 of 2) (bgarces) (Entered: 07/02/2004)

July 1, 2004
71

Further support by Teresa D. Padilla of [63−1] motion for summary judgment , filed. (part 2 of 2) (bgarces) (Entered: 07/02/2004)

July 1, 2004
72

REPLY by Teresa D. Padilla to opposition to [65−1] motion for leave to file Their Fifth Amended Complaint, and to opposition [66−1] motion to amend Class Certification Order , filed (bgarces) (Entered: 07/02/2004)

July 1, 2004
73

JOINT MOTION to cancel Joint Pretrial Order &Pretrial Conference Deadlines by Teresa D. Padilla, Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta , filed (bgarces) (Entered: 07/14/2004)

July 14, 2004
74

Response by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta to opposition to [67−1] motion for summary judgment , filed (part 1 of 3) (bgarces) (Entered: 07/19/2004)

July 19, 2004
74

SUPPLEMENT to [67−1] motion for summary judgment by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta , filed. (part 2 of 3) (bgarces) (Entered: 07/19/2004)

July 19, 2004
74

NOTICE to the Court of Substantially Indentical Cases in California and Florida by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta , filed (part 3 of 3) (bgarces) (Entered: 07/19/2004)

July 19, 2004

File 4 consist of pleadings 66 to 73 (bgarces) (Entered: 07/20/2004)

July 20, 2004
75

OPPOSED MOTION to strike Defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' opposition to Defendants' motion for summary judgment; Supplement to Defendants' motion for summary judgment; and Notice to the Court of substantially identical cases in California and Florida and the accompanying declaration of Janis Ann Sposato, dated July 16, 2004 by Teresa D. Padilla, Motion Docket Date 8/12/04 [75−1] motion , filed. (mjmarroquin) (Entered: 07/23/2004)

July 23, 2004

Proposed joint pre−trial order received from Teresa D. Padilla, Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta, Alexandros Karkanis, Elizabeth Aubrecht, Eden Garza, Eden Garza Cadena, Maria de la Luz Mata, Mansour R. Mansour, Maria Reyna Bosquez, Hector Santos Cardoso, Saed Abdel Hadi Ismail Shelbayeh, Mario Domiguez, Rafael Hernandez Lopez (bgarces) (Entered: 07/30/2004)

July 29, 2004
76

RESPONSE by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta in opposition to [75−1] motion to strike Defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' opposition to Defendants' motion for summary judgment; Supplement to Defendants' motion for summary judgment; and Notice to the Court of substantially identical cases in California and Florida and the accompanying declaration of Janis Ann Sposato, dated July 16, 2004 , filed (bgarces) (Entered: 08/04/2004)

Aug. 4, 2004

ORAL ORDER of Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa resetting pretrial conference for 4:00 8/9/04 before Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa , parties notified. (bgarces) (Entered: 08/05/2004)

Aug. 5, 2004
77

Unopposed MOTION for continuance of Pretrial Conference Scheduled for 8/9/04 by Tom Ridge, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Kenneth Pasquarell, Michael Trominski, Sharon J Hudson, Hipolito Acosta, Motion Docket Date forthwith , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 08/06/2004)

Aug. 5, 2004

ORAL ORDER of Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa granting [77−1] motion for continuance of Pretrial Conference Scheduled for 8/9/04; parties notified. (bgarces) (Entered: 08/06/2004)

Aug. 6, 2004

ORAL ORDER of Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa setting pretrial conference for 4:00 8/19/04 before Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa ; parties notified. (bgarces) (Entered: 08/06/2004)

Aug. 6, 2004
78

Pretrial Conference held before Judge Ricardo H Hinojosa; C Clerk: Sylvia Martinez; ERO: Tony Tijerina; Apps: Javier Maldonado; David Armendariz; Lisa Putnam; the Court makes the following rulings: granting [65−1] motion for leave to file Fifth Amended Complaint; mooting [53−1] motion for leave to file Fourth Amended Complaint; granting in part, denying in part [54−1] motion to compel; Ms. Putnam to provide information she has been ordered to w/i 45 from today; denying [75−1] motion to strike; denying [67−1] motion for summary judgment; denying [63−1] motion for summary judgment; mooting [73−1] joint motion to cancel Joint Pretrial Order &Pretrial Conference Deadlines granting [66−1] motion to amend Class Certification Order; the court will issue a docket control order. (bgarces) (Entered: 08/30/2004)

Aug. 19, 2004
79

FIFTH AMENDED COMPLAINT for Mandamus, Declaratory and Injunctive Relief by Teresa D. Padilla amending [42−1] amended complaint , filed. (bgarces) (Entered: 08/30/2004)

Aug. 19, 2004
80

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Discovery cutoff 10/18/04 ; Motions for extension of time 10/28/04; Deadline for filing all dispositive motions 10/18/04 ; Deadline for filing non−dispositive motions 10/18/04 ; Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 12/1/04 ; Final Pretrial Conference 2:30 12/8/04 before Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa , entered. Parties notified. ( Signed by Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa ) (bgarces) (Entered: 08/30/2004)

Aug. 20, 2004
81

Defendants' ANSWER to Fourth (Fifth) Amended Complaint by Hipolito Acosta, Eduardo Aguirre Jr., Sharon J Hudson, Kenneth Pasquarell, Tom Ridge, Michael Trominski, filed.(bgarces, ) (Entered: 09/05/2004)

Sept. 2, 2004
82

DOCUMENT DOCKETED IN INCORRECT CASE: NOTICE of Filing of Proposed Order Granting In Part and Denying in Part Respondents' Motion to Dismiss by all defendants , filed. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(bgarces, ) Modified on 9/5/2004 (bgarces, ). (Entered: 09/05/2004)

Sept. 2, 2004
84

Second MOTION for Summary Judgment by all plaintiffs, filed. Motion Docket Date 11/7/2004. (exhibits located in separate folder/not imaged) (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(bgarces, ) (Entered: 10/18/2004)

Oct. 18, 2004
85

MEMORANDUM in support of 84 MOTION for Summary Judgment by all plaintiffs, filed.(bgarces, ) (Entered: 10/18/2004)

Oct. 18, 2004
86

Renewed MOTION for Summary Judgment by all defendants, filed. Motion Docket Date 11/7/2004. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(bgarces, ) (Entered: 10/19/2004)

Oct. 18, 2004

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 28, 2003

Closing Date: 2008

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All persons who were or will be granted lawful permanent residentstatus in removal proceedings in the Harlingen, Houston and San Antonio Districts of the BCIS and to whom BCIS fails to issue temporary documentation evidencing their status.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

MALDEF

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Federal

U.S. Attorney General's Office, Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Ex Parte Young (Federal) or Bivens

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

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied

Issues

General:

Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)

Discrimination-basis:

Immigration status

Immigration/Border:

Constitutional rights

Status/Classification