Case: M.S.P.C. v. Johnson

1:14-cv-01437 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Aug. 22, 2014

Closed Date: 2015

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Case Summary

On August 22, 2014, mothers and children from El Salvador and Honduras, who were held in a detention center in Artesia, New Mexico, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The plaintiffs brought their suit under the Immigration and Nationality Act and the United Nations Conventio…

On August 22, 2014, mothers and children from El Salvador and Honduras, who were held in a detention center in Artesia, New Mexico, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The plaintiffs brought their suit under the Immigration and Nationality Act and the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT), implemented in the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (FARRA). The Plaintiffs allege that their rights to seek asylum and related relief, and to a fair hearing to present their claims, have been violated.

Specifically, plaintiffs allege that they have been subjected to a process in which they are provided virtually no notice of when critical proceedings are scheduled to occur; asylum officers and immigration judges rush them to answer questions regarding the violence, death threats, and sexual abuse they fear - all while their children are listening; their children are ordered removed without being individually screened to determine whether they have a separate basis for fearing persecution; and their claims are denied for failing to properly respond to questions about their asylum claims phrased in complicated legal terminology.

The plaintiffs, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), National Immigration Project and National Immigration Law Center, asked the court for: a declaratory judgment; a corrective action plan to be approved by the court; attorneys' fees; the return of deportees; and an injunctive order for the opportunity for plaintiffs to be given the opportunity to apply for asylum, withholding of removal, and CAT relief before any removal order is executed, including a new credible fear interview. They also requested, if relevant, a new immigration judge credible fear review hearing, with a reasonable amount of advance time to obtain and meet with counsel and prepare for each, as well as notice to Plaintiffs and their retained counsel as to the time of each such interview and/or hearing.

On January 30, 2015, Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed all of their claims without prejudice. In their notice, Plaintiffs indicated that, as a result of the filing of the lawsuit, DHS had taken steps to remedy the failures at the Artesia facility. Furthermore, the individual Plaintiffs were able to secure representation from volunteer attorneys. In each Plaintiff's immigration case, the federal government revisited the negative decisions, vacated the expedited removal orders, and placed each Plaintiff in regular immigration proceedings. One Plaintiff had already secured asylum for herself and her children. The notice also stated that, on December 18, 2014, the federal government closed the Artesia detention facility.

Summary Authors

Tania Morris Diaz (10/23/2014)

Dan Whitman (2/22/2015)

People

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Judge(s)

Jackson, Amy Berman (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Creighton, Emily J. (District of Columbia)

Crow, Melissa E. (District of Columbia)

Fuentes, Gabriel A. (Illinois)

Gelernt, Lee (New York)

Huerta, Alvaro M. (California)

Keaney, Melissa S. (California)

Newell, Jennifer Chang (California)

Nightingale, Zachary M. (California)

Price, Matthew E. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Jackson, Amy Berman (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Creighton, Emily J. (District of Columbia)

Crow, Melissa E. (District of Columbia)

Fuentes, Gabriel A. (Illinois)

Gelernt, Lee (New York)

Huerta, Alvaro M. (California)

Keaney, Melissa S. (California)

Newell, Jennifer Chang (California)

Nightingale, Zachary M. (California)

Price, Matthew E. (District of Columbia)

Rabinovitz, Judy (New York)

Realmuto, Trina (Massachusetts)

Sanchez, Maria Martinez (New Mexico)

Smith, Alexandra Freedman (New Mexico)

Spitzer, Arthur (District of Columbia)

Tumlin, Karen C. (California)

Wang, Cecillia D (California)

Werlin, Beth (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fabian, Sarah B. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:14-cv-01437

Docket [PACER]

Sept. 15, 2014

Sept. 15, 2014

Docket
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Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Aug. 22, 2014

Aug. 22, 2014

Complaint
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Plaintiffs' Notice of Voluntary Dismissal

Jan. 30, 2015

Jan. 30, 2015

Notice Letter

Resources

Docket

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Last updated Aug. 4, 2022, 3:19 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against ERIC H. HOLDER, JR, JEH JOHNSON, R. GIL KERLIKOWSKE, LEON RODRIGUEZ, THOMAS WINKOWSKI, MARTIN ZELENKA ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-3816977) filed by P.O., G.L.V.A., M.S.P.C., E.O.Z., P.J.C.V., C.M.R., M.R.R., B.C.M., R.E.C.G., J.R.C.C.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons, # 7 Summons, # 8 Summons)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/22/2014)

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Aug. 22, 2014

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SEALED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENT UNDER SEAL filed by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E, # 7 Exhibit F, # 8 Exhibit G, # 9 Exhibit H, # 10 Exhibit I, # 11 Exhibit J)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/22/2014)

Aug. 22, 2014

Aug. 22, 2014

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MEMORANDUM re 2 SEALED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENT UNDER SEAL filed by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) filed by G.L.V.A., E.O.Z., J.R.C.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., M.S.P.C., M.R.R., B.C.M., R.E.C.G., C.M.R. by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G.. (Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/22/2014)

Aug. 22, 2014

Aug. 22, 2014

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Unopposed MOTION to Expedite Consideration of 2 Unopposed Motion to Proceed Anonymously and to File Exhibits Under Seal re 2 SEALED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENT UNDER SEAL filed by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (jf, ) (Entered: 08/22/2014)

Aug. 22, 2014

Aug. 22, 2014

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SEALED ORDER granting re 2 SEALED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENT UNDER SEAL filed by G.L.V.A., E.O.Z., J.R.C.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., M.S.P.C., M.R.R., B.C.M., R.E.C.G., C.M.R..(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)Signed by Chief Judge Richard W. Roberts on 08/25/2014.(zjf, ) (Entered: 08/27/2014)

Aug. 25, 2014

Aug. 25, 2014

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SEALED DOCUMENT re 1 Complaint, filed by ALL PLAINTIFFS. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(zjf, ) (Entered: 09/02/2014)

Aug. 25, 2014

Aug. 25, 2014

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ORDER granting re 4 MOTION to Expedite Consideration of Unopposed Motion to Proceed Anonymously and to File Exhibits Under Seal re 2 SEALED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENT UNDER SEAL filed by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P filed by G.L.V.A., E.O.Z., J.R.C.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., M.S.P.C., M.R.R., B.C.M., R.E.C.G., C.M.R.. Signed by Chief Judge Richard W. Roberts on 08/25/2014. (zjf, ) (Entered: 08/27/2014)

Aug. 25, 2014

Aug. 25, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by Arthur B. Spitzer on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Spitzer, Arthur) (Entered: 08/26/2014)

Aug. 26, 2014

Aug. 26, 2014

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UNOPPOSED NUNC PRO TUNC MOTION REGARDING THE FILING OF THE COMPLAINT by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G. (rdj) (Entered: 08/27/2014)

Aug. 26, 2014

Aug. 26, 2014

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NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G. re 6 MOTION UNOPPOSED NUNC PRO TUNC MOTION REGARDING THE FILING OF THE COMPLAINT (Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/27/2014)

Aug. 27, 2014

Aug. 27, 2014

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SUMMONS (7) Issued Electronically as to ERIC H. HOLDER, JR, JEH JOHNSON, R. GIL KERLIKOWSKE, LEON RODRIGUEZ, THOMAS WINKOWSKI, MARTIN ZELENKA, U.S. Attorney (Attachments: # 1 Summons 2nd, # 2 Summons 3rd, # 3 Summons 4th, # 4 Summons 5th, # 5 Summons 6th, # 6 Summons 7th, # 7 Notice of Consent, # 8 Consent Form) (md, ) (Entered: 08/27/2014)

Aug. 27, 2014

Aug. 27, 2014

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Judy Rabinovitz, :Firm- American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, :Address- 125 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004. Phone No. - (212) 549-2618. Fax No. - (212) 549-2654 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-3821547. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G. (Attachments: # 1 Declkaration of Judy Rabinovitz, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Spitzer, Arthur) (Entered: 08/27/2014)

Aug. 27, 2014

Aug. 27, 2014

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Jennifer Chang Newell, :Firm- American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, :Address- 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. Phone No. - (415) 343-0774. Fax No. - (415) 395-0950 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-3821548. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Jennifer Chang Newell, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Spitzer, Arthur) (Entered: 08/27/2014)

Aug. 27, 2014

Aug. 27, 2014

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Lee Gelernt, :Firm- american Civil Liberties Union Foundation, :Address- 125 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004. Phone No. - (212) 549-2616. Fax No. - (212) 549-2654 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-3821553. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Lee Gelernt, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Spitzer, Arthur) (Entered: 08/27/2014)

Aug. 27, 2014

Aug. 27, 2014

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Cecillia D. Wang, :Firm- american Civil Liberties Union Foundation, :Address- 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 Drumm Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. Phone No. - (415) 343-0775. Fax No. - (415) 395-0950 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-3822532. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cecillia Wang, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Spitzer, Arthur) (Entered: 08/28/2014)

Aug. 28, 2014

Aug. 28, 2014

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Maria Martinez Sanchez, :Firm- American Civil Liberties of New Mexico, :Address- American Civil Liberties of New Mexico, P.O. Box 566, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Phone No. - (505) 266-5915, ext. 1004. Fax No. - (505) 266-5916 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-3822494. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Maria Martinez Sanchez, # 2 Proposed Order)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/28/2014)

Aug. 28, 2014

Aug. 28, 2014

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Zachary M. Nightingale, :Firm- Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale LLP, :Address- 180 Sutter Street, Fifth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104. Phone No. - (415) 821-8806. Fax No. - (415) 981-3003 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-3822580. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Zachary M. Nightingale, # 2 Proposed Order)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/28/2014)

Aug. 28, 2014

Aug. 28, 2014

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Trina A. Realmuto, :Firm- National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, :Address- 14 Beacon St., Suite 602,Boston, MA 02108. Phone No. - (617) 227-9727 ext.8. Fax No. - (617) 227-5495 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-3822623. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Trina A. Realmuto, # 2 Proposed Order)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/28/2014)

Aug. 28, 2014

Aug. 28, 2014

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Gabriel A. Fuentes, :Firm- Jenner & Block LLP, :Address- 353 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654. Phone No. - (312) 923-2808. Fax No. - (312) 923-2908 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-3822654. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Gabriel A. Fuentes, # 2 Proposed Order)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/28/2014)

Aug. 28, 2014

Aug. 28, 2014

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Alexandra Smith, :Firm- American Civil Liberties of New Mexico, :Address- American Civil Liberties of New Mexico, P.O. Box 566, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Phone No. - (505) 266-5915, ext. 1004. Fax No. - (505) 266-5916 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-3823714. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Alexandra Smith, # 2 Proposed Order)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/29/2014)

Aug. 29, 2014

Aug. 29, 2014

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Alvaro Huerta, :Firm- National Immigration Law Center, :Address- 3435 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2850, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Phone No. - (213) 639-3900, ext. 1006. Fax No. - (213) 639-3911 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-3823731. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Alvaro Huerta, # 2 Proposed Order)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/29/2014)

Aug. 29, 2014

Aug. 29, 2014

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Karen C. Tumlin, :Firm- National Immigration Law Center, :Address- 3435 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2850, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Phone No. - (213) 639-3900, ext. 1009. Fax No. - (213) 639-3911 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-3823759. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Karen C. Tumlin, # 2 Proposed Order)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/29/2014)

Aug. 29, 2014

Aug. 29, 2014

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Melissa S. Keaney, :Firm- National Immigration Law Center, :Address- 3435 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2850, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Phone No. - (213) 639-3900, ext. 1015. Fax No. - (213) 639-3911 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-3823777. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by B.C.M., C.M.R., E.O.Z., G.L.V.A., J.R.C.C., M.R.R., M.S.P.C., P.J.C.V., P.O., R.E.C.G. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Melissa S. Keaney, # 2 Proposed Order)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 08/29/2014)

Aug. 29, 2014

Aug. 29, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by Beth Jennifer Werlin on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Werlin, Beth) (Main Document 24 replaced on 9/3/2014) (znmw, ). (Entered: 09/02/2014)

Sept. 2, 2014

Sept. 2, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by Melissa E. Crow on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Crow, Melissa) (Main Document 25 replaced on 9/3/2014) (znmw, ). (Entered: 09/02/2014)

Sept. 2, 2014

Sept. 2, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by Sarah B. Fabian on behalf of All Defendants (Fabian, Sarah) (Main Document 26 replaced on 9/9/2014) (jf, ). (Entered: 09/08/2014)

Sept. 8, 2014

Sept. 8, 2014

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 09/03/2014. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 09/12/2014)

Sept. 12, 2014

Sept. 12, 2014

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/3/2014. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/2/2014. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 09/12/2014)

Sept. 12, 2014

Sept. 12, 2014

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. MARTIN ZELENKA served on 9/2/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 09/12/2014)

Sept. 12, 2014

Sept. 12, 2014

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. R. GIL KERLIKOWSKE served on 9/2/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 09/12/2014)

Sept. 12, 2014

Sept. 12, 2014

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. LEON RODRIGUEZ served on 9/4/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 09/12/2014)

Sept. 12, 2014

Sept. 12, 2014

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. THOMAS WINKOWSKI served on 9/2/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 09/12/2014)

Sept. 12, 2014

Sept. 12, 2014

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. JEH JOHNSON served on 9/2/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Price, Matthew) (Entered: 09/12/2014)

Sept. 12, 2014

Sept. 12, 2014

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MOTION for Leave to Appear by ALL PLAINTIFFS (Creighton, Emily) (Entered: 09/15/2014)

Sept. 15, 2014

Sept. 15, 2014

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ATTORNEY APPEARANCE. (td, ) (Entered: 09/15/2014)

Sept. 15, 2014

Sept. 15, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by Trina Ann Realmuto on behalf of ALL PLAINTIFFS (Realmuto, Trina) (Entered: 09/15/2014)

Sept. 15, 2014

Sept. 15, 2014

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WITHDRAWN PURSUANT TO NOTICE FILED 10/24/14.....Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by ERIC H. HOLDER, JR, JEH JOHNSON, R. GIL KERLIKOWSKE, LEON RODRIGUEZ, THOMAS WINKOWSKI, MARTIN ZELENKA (Fabian, Sarah) Modified on 10/24/2014 (jth). (Entered: 10/24/2014)

Oct. 24, 2014

Oct. 24, 2014

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NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION by ERIC H. HOLDER, JR, JEH JOHNSON, R. GIL KERLIKOWSKE, LEON RODRIGUEZ, THOMAS WINKOWSKI, MARTIN ZELENKA re 37 Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, (Fabian, Sarah) (Entered: 10/24/2014)

Oct. 24, 2014

Oct. 24, 2014

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Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer & Any Response by ALL PLAINTIFFS (Newell, Jennifer) (Entered: 10/24/2014)

Oct. 24, 2014

Oct. 24, 2014

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MOTION to Dismiss by ERIC H. HOLDER, JR, JEH CHARLES JOHNSON, R. GIL KERLIKOWSKE, LEON RODRIGUEZ, THOMAS WINKOWSKI, MARTIN ZELENKA (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D)(Fabian, Sarah) (Entered: 12/18/2014)

1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order

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2 Exhibit A

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3 Exhibit B

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4 Exhibit C

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5 Exhibit D

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Dec. 18, 2014

Dec. 18, 2014

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NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal by ALL PLAINTIFFS (Newell, Jennifer) (Entered: 01/30/2015)

Jan. 30, 2015

Jan. 30, 2015

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Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 22, 2014

Closing Date: 2015

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Various Central American women and children fearing violence upon return to their respective countries seeking asylum in the United States.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

National Immigration Law Center

ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Department of Homeland Security, Federal

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Federal

Citizenship and Immigration Services, Federal

Customs and Border Protection, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 0

Issues

Discrimination-basis:

Immigration status

Affected Gender:

Female

Type of Facility:

Government-run

Immigration/Border:

Asylum - criteria

Asylum - procedure

Convention against Torture

Refugees

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic