Case: Int'l Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union v. Meese

2:86-cv-01795 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: Nov. 13, 1986

Closed Date: Dec. 20, 1989

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Case Summary

On November 13, 1986 the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union filed suit under the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. § 701 et seq. in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington to challenge an Immigration and Nationalization Service decision which allowed Canadian crane operators on board logging ships to enter the United States as "alien crewmen" rather excluding them as "alien workers." The United States District Court for the Western Distric…

On November 13, 1986 the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union filed suit under the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. § 701 et seq. in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington to challenge an Immigration and Nationalization Service decision which allowed Canadian crane operators on board logging ships to enter the United States as "alien crewmen" rather excluding them as "alien workers."

The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Barbara J. Rothstein, Chief Judge, concluded that the operators were properly allowed entry into the United States as alien crewmen, and Union appealed.

The District Court (Judge Barbara J. Rothstein) denied the Union's motion for a preliminary injunction and granted summary judgment in favor of the government, concluding that the crane operators were properly classified as alien crewmen under the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(15)(D)(i). Plaintiffs appealed.

The Court of Appeals (Circuit Judge, Boochever) reversed and remanded, holding that the operators were not "alien crewmen" within the meaning of the federal immigration laws. International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union v. Meese, 891 F.2d 1374 (9th Cir. 1989)

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (11/4/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Boochever, Robert (California)

Brunetti, Melvin T. (Nevada)

Nelson, Dorothy Wright (California)

Rothstein, Barbara Jacobs (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Zuckerman, Richard S. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Pinell, Charles (Washington)

Other Attorney(s)

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Judge(s)

Boochever, Robert (California)

Brunetti, Melvin T. (Nevada)

Nelson, Dorothy Wright (California)

Rothstein, Barbara Jacobs (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Zuckerman, Richard S. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Pinell, Charles (Washington)

Other Attorney(s)

Gleason, Thomas W. (New York)

Haselton, Rick T. (Oregon)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Intl Longshoremen's v. Meese

July 16, 1987 Docket

Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

891 F.2d 1374

Dec. 20, 1989 Order/Opinion

Docket

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Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 13, 1986

Closing Date: Dec. 20, 1989

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Labor Union

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 Service, 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:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied

Issues

Immigration/Border:

Admission - criteria

Employment

Temporary foreign workers program