Case: Mendez Rojas v. Johnson

2:16-cv-01024 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: June 30, 2016

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On June 30, 2016, asylum seekers in this case, represented by the American Immigration Council and partners, filed this lawsuit against the Attorney General of the United States as well as the directors of the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. The plaintiffs argued that DHS had failed to notify them of its one-year asylum applicatio…

On June 30, 2016, asylum seekers in this case, represented by the American Immigration Council and partners, filed this lawsuit against the Attorney General of the United States as well as the directors of the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. The plaintiffs argued that DHS had failed to notify them of its one-year asylum application deadline and failed to implement mechanisms that guaranteed members the opportunity to timely submit these applications. The plaintiffs argued that these actions violated the Administrative Procedure Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act, governing regulations, and their due process rights. They sought class certification, injunctive and declaratory relief, mandamus, and attorneys' fees.

On July 21, 2016, the plaintiffs moved to certify their class. However, the court granted a stipulated motion to stay the case until after the 2016 presidential election. The case was restored to active docket on November 7, 2016.

In January 2017, the court issued an order certifying the class. 2017 WL 1397749. The court certified the following classes and subclasses:

• CLASS A (“Credible Fear Class”): All individuals who have been released or will be released from DHS custody after they have been found to have a credible fear of persecution within the meaning of 8 U.S.C. § 1225(b)(1)(B)(v) and did not receive notice from DHS of the one-year deadline to file an asylum application as set forth in 8 U.S.C. § 1158(a)(2)(B).

• A.I.: All individuals in Class A who are not in removal proceedings and who either (a) have not yet applied for asylum or (b) applied for asylum after one year of their last arrival.

• A.II.: All individuals in Class A who are in removal proceedings and who either (a) have not yet applied for asylum or (b) applied for asylum after one year of their last arrival.

• CLASS B (“Other Entrants Class”): All individuals who have been or will be detained upon entry; express a fear of return to their country of origin; are released or will be released from DHS custody without a credible fear determination; are issued a Notice to Appear (NTA); and did not receive notice from DHS of the one-year deadline to file an asylum application set forth in 8 U.S.C. § 1158(a)(2)(B).

• B.I.: All individuals in Class B who are not in removal proceedings and who either (a) have not yet applied for asylum or (b) applied for asylum after one year of their last arrival.

• B.II.: All individuals in Class B who are in removal proceedings and who either (a) have not yet applied for asylum or (b) applied for asylum after one year of their last arrival.

The day after class certification, the defendants moved to dismiss, arguing that the plaintiffs lacked standing and that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction. The court denied the motion in March 2017. 2017 WL 1153856.

On October 30, 2017, the plaintiffs moved for summary judgment. The defendants opposed the motion, arguing that the court lacked jurisdiction and that neither Congress nor the Constitution required the notice that the plaintiffs were seeking. The court disagreed, and granted summary judgment for the plaintiffs. On March 29, 2018, the court found that Congress, in adopting the one-year application deadline, expressed concern about foreclosing legitimate claims and intended to monitor administration of the deadline to make sure it was implemented fairly. Failure to provide notice to class members, then, violated Congressional intent. The court also found that the defendants had not taken steps that were “reasonably calculated” to provide notice to class members and that consequently, it had not met its procedural due process obligations.

The defendants appealed the decision to the Ninth Circuit on May 25, 2018. According to the American Immigration Council, the parties agreed to a joint interim stay agreement that requires the Executive Office for Immigration Review and USCIS to treat as timely all pending and newly filed asylum applications adjudicated during the stay that are filed by class members without final orders of removal. See the Council's website for additional information.

Since the defendants filed the appeal, the parties have been participating the Ninth Circuit's mediation program which facilitates settlement. As of this writing, this process is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Alexandra Gilewicz (10/16/2018)

Peter Harding (11/18/2019)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4537539/parties/mendez-rojas-v-johnson/


Judge(s)

Martinez, Ricardo S. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Adams, Matthew (Matt) Hyrum (Washington)

Dobrin, Victoria (Washington)

Han, Hilary (Washington)

Kenney, Mary (District of Columbia)

Macleod-Ball, Kristin A. (Massachusetts)

Madrid, Glenda Melinda Aldana (Washington)

Realmuto, Trina (Massachusetts)

Reichlin-Melnick, Aaron (District of Columbia)

Walters, Karolina Joanna (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Martinez, Ricardo S. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Adams, Matthew (Matt) Hyrum (Washington)

Dobrin, Victoria (Washington)

Han, Hilary (Washington)

Kenney, Mary (District of Columbia)

Macleod-Ball, Kristin A. (Massachusetts)

Madrid, Glenda Melinda Aldana (Washington)

Realmuto, Trina (Massachusetts)

Reichlin-Melnick, Aaron (District of Columbia)

Walters, Karolina Joanna (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Steffens Guzman, Gladys M. (District of Columbia)

Weintraub, J. Max (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:16-cv-01024

Docket [PACER]

Nov. 2, 2018

Nov. 2, 2018

Docket

2:16-cv-01024

18-35443

Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit General Docket

Mendez Rojas v. Nielsen

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Oct. 31, 2019

Oct. 31, 2019

Docket
1

2:16-cv-01024

Complaint

June 30, 2016

June 30, 2016

Complaint
7

2:16-cv-01024

Motion for Class Certification

July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016

Pleading / Motion / Brief
37

2:16-cv-01024

Order Granting Motion for Class Certification

2017 WL 1397749

Jan. 10, 2017

Jan. 10, 2017

Order/Opinion
41

2:16-cv-01024

Order Denying Defendants' Motion to Dismiss

2017 WL 1153856

March 28, 2017

March 28, 2017

Order/Opinion
57

2:16-cv-01024

Motion for Summary Judgment

Oct. 30, 2017

Oct. 30, 2017

Pleading / Motion / Brief
64

2:16-cv-01024

Order Granting Motion for Summary Judgment

305 F.Supp.3d 1176

March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4537539/mendez-rojas-v-johnson/

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against All Defendants (Receipt # 0981-4509901), filed by Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Maribel Suarez Garcia. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons, # 7 Summons)(Adams, Matt) (Entered: 06/30/2016)

June 30, 2016

June 30, 2016

PACER
2

APPLICATION OF ATTORNEY Trina Realmuto FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE for Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia (Fee Paid) Receipt No. 0981-4510182 (Adams, Matt) (Entered: 07/01/2016)

July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

PACER
3

APPLICATION OF ATTORNEY Mary Kenney FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE for Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia (Fee Paid) Receipt No. 0981-4510194 (Adams, Matt) (Entered: 07/01/2016)

July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

PACER
4

ORDER re 2 Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice,. The Court ADMITS Attorney Trina Realmuto for Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, and Maribel Suarez Garcia, by Clerk William M McCool. No document associated with this docket entry, text only.NOTE TO COUNSEL: Local counsel agrees to sign all filings and to be prepared to handle the matter, including the trial thereof, in the event the applicant is unable to be present on any date scheduled by the court, pursuant to LCR 83.1(d).(CDA) (Entered: 07/01/2016)

July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

PACER
5

ORDER re 3 Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice,. The Court ADMITS Attorney Mary Kenney for Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, and Maribel Suarez Garcia, by Clerk William M McCool. No document associated with this docket entry, text only.NOTE TO COUNSEL: Local counsel agrees to sign all filings and to be prepared to handle the matter, including the trial thereof, in the event the applicant is unable to be present on any date scheduled by the court, pursuant to LCR 83.1(d).(CDA) (Entered: 07/01/2016)

July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

PACER

Judge Ricardo S. Martinez added. (DJ)

July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

PACER
6

Summons(es) electronically issued as to defendant(s) Jeh Johnson, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Loretta E. Lynch, Juan P. Osuna, Leon Rodriguez, Thomas S. Winkowski. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(DJ) (Entered: 07/01/2016)

July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

PACER
7

MOTION to Certify Class by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia. Oral Argument Requested. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Corporate Disclosure Statement) Noting Date 8/19/2016, (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 07/21/2016)

July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016

PACER
8

DECLARATION of Matt Adams filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia re 7 MOTION to Certify Class (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 07/21/2016)

July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016

PACER
9

DECLARATION of Vicky Dobrin filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia re 7 MOTION to Certify Class (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 07/21/2016)

July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016

PACER
10

DECLARATION of Hilary Han filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia re 7 MOTION to Certify Class (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 07/21/2016)

July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016

PACER
11

DECLARATION of Mary A. Kenney filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia re 7 MOTION to Certify Class (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 07/21/2016)

July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016

PACER
12

DECLARATION of Trina Realmuto filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia re 7 MOTION to Certify Class (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 07/21/2016)

July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016

PACER
13

DECLARATION of Genevra W. Alberti filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia re 7 MOTION to Certify Class (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 07/21/2016)

July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016

PACER
14

DECLARATION of Vanessa Allyn filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia re 7 MOTION to Certify Class (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 07/21/2016)

July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016

PACER
15

DECLARATION of Patricia Freshwater filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia re 7 MOTION to Certify Class (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 07/21/2016)

July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016

PACER
16

DECLARATION of Ilana E. Greenstein filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia re 7 MOTION to Certify Class (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 07/21/2016)

July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016

PACER
17

DECLARATION of Elise Harriger filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia re 7 MOTION to Certify Class (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 07/21/2016)

July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016

PACER
18

DECLARATION of Jennifer Rotman filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia re 7 MOTION to Certify Class (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 07/21/2016)

July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016

PACER
19

DECLARATION of Yuk Man Maggie Cheng filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia re 7 MOTION to Certify Class (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 07/21/2016)

July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016

PACER
20

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney J. Max Weintraub on behalf of Defendants Jeh Johnson, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Loretta E. Lynch, Juan P. Osuna, Leon Rodriguez, Thomas S Winkowski. (Weintraub, J.) (Entered: 07/25/2016)

July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016

PACER
21

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Gladys M. Steffens Guzman on behalf of Defendants Jeh Johnson, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Loretta E. Lynch, Juan P. Osuna, Leon Rodriguez, Thomas S Winkowski. (Steffens Guzman, Gladys) (Entered: 08/02/2016)

Aug. 2, 2016

Aug. 2, 2016

PACER
22

Joint Stipulated MOTION to Stay Proceedings by Defendants Jeh Johnson, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Loretta E. Lynch, Juan P. Osuna, Leon Rodriguez, Thomas S Winkowski. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 8/12/2016, (Weintraub, J.) (Entered: 08/12/2016)

Aug. 12, 2016

Aug. 12, 2016

PACER
23

ORDER granting 22 Stipulated Motion to stay until 11/4/16; removing plaintiffs' 7 Motion to Certify Class while matter is stayed by Judge Ricardo S Martinez.(RS) (Entered: 08/15/2016)

Aug. 15, 2016

Aug. 15, 2016

PACER
24

AFFIDAVIT of Mailing of Summons and Complaint to Defendants on 7/21/2016, filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia. (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 08/16/2016)

Aug. 16, 2016

Aug. 16, 2016

PACER
25

APPLICATION OF ATTORNEY Kristin Macleod-Ball FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE for Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia (Fee Paid) Receipt No. 0981-4597227 (Adams, Matt) (Entered: 09/12/2016)

Sept. 12, 2016

Sept. 12, 2016

PACER
26

ORDER re 25 Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The Court ADMITS Attorney Kristin Mcleod-Ball Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia by Clerk William M McCool. No document associated with this docket entry, text only.NOTE TO COUNSEL: Local counsel agrees to sign all filings and to be prepared to handle the matter, including the trial thereof, in the event the applicant is unable to be present on any date scheduled by the court, pursuant to LCR 83.1(d).(DS) (Entered: 09/12/2016)

Sept. 12, 2016

Sept. 12, 2016

PACER
27

JOINT STATUS REPORT signed by all parties (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Weintraub, J.) (Entered: 11/04/2016)

Nov. 4, 2016

Nov. 4, 2016

PACER
28

MINUTE ORDER by Chief Judge Ricardo S. Martinez re: 7 MOTION to Certify Class . The following MINUTE ORDER is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez, Chief United States District Judge: Pursuant to the parties' Joint Status Report filed on 11/04/2016, this case is no longer stayed and is restored to the active docket. Defendants response to Plaintiffs' class certification motion (Dkt. #7) is due no later than 30 days after the entry of this Order . Plaintiffs reply is due two weeks after Defendants response . Further, Defendants Answer or other response to the Complaint is due within 60 days of the entry of this Order, or by January 11, 2017, whichever comes later . Plaintiffs' Motion to Certify Class is RE-NOTED for consideration on the Court's calendar on Friday, 12/23/2016. (SSM) (Entered: 11/07/2016)

Nov. 7, 2016

Nov. 7, 2016

PACER
29

RESPONSE, by Defendants Jeh Johnson, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Loretta E. Lynch, Juan P. Osuna, Leon Rodriguez, Thomas S Winkowski, to 7 MOTION to Certify Class . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Lyon Pretrial Order)(Weintraub, J.) (Entered: 12/07/2016)

Dec. 7, 2016

Dec. 7, 2016

PACER
30

REPLY, filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia, TO RESPONSE to 7 MOTION to Certify Class (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 12/21/2016)

Dec. 21, 2016

Dec. 21, 2016

PACER
31

DECLARATION of Richard Bailey filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia re 7 MOTION to Certify Class (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 12/21/2016)

Dec. 21, 2016

Dec. 21, 2016

PACER
32

DECLARATION of Ashley Huebner filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia re 7 MOTION to Certify Class (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 12/21/2016)

Dec. 21, 2016

Dec. 21, 2016

PACER
33

DECLARATION of Vanessa Arno filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia re 7 MOTION to Certify Class (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 12/21/2016)

Dec. 21, 2016

Dec. 21, 2016

PACER
34

DECLARATION of Mirta Laura Contreras filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia re 7 MOTION to Certify Class (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 12/21/2016)

Dec. 21, 2016

Dec. 21, 2016

PACER
35

APPLICATION OF ATTORNEY Aaron Reichlin-Melnick FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE for Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia (Fee Paid) Receipt No. 0981-4729255 (Adams, Matt) (Entered: 01/10/2017)

Jan. 10, 2017

Jan. 10, 2017

PACER
36

ORDER re 35 Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice,. The Court ADMITS Attorney Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, and for Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, by Clerk William M McCool. No document associated with this docket entry, text only.NOTE TO COUNSEL: Local counsel agrees to sign all filings and to be prepared to handle the matter, including the trial thereof, in the event the applicant is unable to be present on any date scheduled by the court, pursuant to LCR 83.1(d).(DS) (Entered: 01/10/2017)

Jan. 10, 2017

Jan. 10, 2017

PACER
37

ORDER granting plaintiffs' 7 Motion to Certify Class by Judge Ricardo S Martinez.(RS) (Entered: 01/10/2017)

Jan. 10, 2017

Jan. 10, 2017

RECAP
38

MOTION to Dismiss, filed by Defendants Jeh Johnson, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Loretta E. Lynch, Juan P. Osuna, Leon Rodriguez, Thomas S Winkowski. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 1/13/2017, (Weintraub, J.) (Entered: 01/11/2017)

Jan. 11, 2017

Jan. 11, 2017

PACER

Noting Date Reset re: 38 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Defendants : Noting Date 2/3/2017. Under the Court's Local Rules, motions to Dismiss are fourth Friday motions and can be noted no earlier than the fourth Friday after filing and service of the motion. LCR 7(d)(3). Accordingly, the Court has RE-NOTED Defendants' motion for the appropriate noting date and Plaintiffs shall respond in accordance with the Court's Local Rules. (SSM)

Jan. 18, 2017

Jan. 18, 2017

PACER
39

RESPONSE, by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia, to 38 MOTION to Dismiss . Oral Argument Requested. (Han, Hilary) (Entered: 01/30/2017)

Jan. 30, 2017

Jan. 30, 2017

PACER
40

REPLY, filed by Defendants Jeh Johnson, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Loretta E. Lynch, Juan P. Osuna, Leon Rodriguez, TO RESPONSE to 38 MOTION to Dismiss (Weintraub, J.) (Entered: 02/03/2017)

Feb. 3, 2017

Feb. 3, 2017

PACER
41

ORDER denying defendants' 38 Motion to Dismiss by Judge Ricardo S Martinez.(RS) (Entered: 03/28/2017)

March 28, 2017

March 28, 2017

RECAP
42

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Jeh Johnson, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Loretta E. Lynch, Juan P. Osuna, Leon Rodriguez, Thomas S Winkowski.(Weintraub, J.) (Entered: 04/11/2017)

April 11, 2017

April 11, 2017

PACER
43

ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES AND JOINT STATUS REPORT by Judge Ricardo S Martinez. Joint Status Report due by 5/30/2017, FRCP 26f Conference Deadline is 5/16/2017, Initial Disclosure Deadline is 5/23/2017. (LC) (Entered: 04/18/2017)

April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017

PACER
44

STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER Extending Time to Submit Initial Disclosures by parties re 43 Joint Status Report Order Form for District Judges (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Steffens Guzman, Gladys) (Entered: 05/22/2017)

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

PACER
45

APPLICATION OF ATTORNEY Karolina J. Walters FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE for Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia (Fee Paid) Receipt No. 0981-4892316 (Adams, Matt) (Entered: 05/30/2017)

May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

PACER
46

JOINT STATUS REPORT signed by all parties estimated Trial Days: 5. Filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia.(Adams, Matt) (Entered: 05/30/2017)

May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

PACER
47

ORDER re 45 Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. The Court ADMITS Attorney Karolina j. Walters for Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, and Maribel Suarez Garcia, by Clerk William M McCool. No document associated with this docket entry, text only.NOTE TO COUNSEL: Local counsel agrees to sign all filings and to be prepared to handle the matter, including the trial thereof, in the event the applicant is unable to be present on any date scheduled by the court, pursuant to LCR 83.1(d).(DS) (Entered: 05/30/2017)

May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

PACER
48

ORDER granting 44 stipulated motion to extend time in which to serve initial disclosure until 6/6/2017. Signed by Judge Ricardo S Martinez. (PM) (Entered: 05/30/2017)

May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

RECAP
49

ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE AND RELATED DATES; Length of Trial: *5 days*. Bench Trial is set for 3/5/2018 at 9:00 AM before Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. Joinder of Parties due by 6/5/2017, Amended Pleadings due by 11/6/2017, Expert Witness Disclosure/Reports under FRCP 26(a)(2) due by 7/28/2017, Motions due by 8/29/2017, Discovery completed by 9/29/2017, Dispositive motions due by 10/30/2017, 39.1 mediation to be completed by 1/19/2018, Motions in Limine due by 2/5/2018, Pretrial Order due by 2/21/2018, Trial briefs to be submitted by 2/28/2018, Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law to be submitted by 2/28/2018, by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (LW) (Entered: 06/01/2017)

June 1, 2017

June 1, 2017

PACER
50

INITIAL DISCLOSURES Filed by Defendants Jeh Johnson, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Loretta E. Lynch, Juan P. Osuna, Leon Rodriguez.(Weintraub, J.) (Entered: 06/06/2017)

June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017

PACER
51

STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER for Protective Order by parties (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Weintraub, J.) (Entered: 08/10/2017)

Aug. 10, 2017

Aug. 10, 2017

PACER
52

MINUTE ORDER by Chief Judge Ricardo S. Martinez re: 51 Stipulation for Protective Order filed by Juan P. Osuna, Jeh Johnson, Leon Rodriguez, Loretta E. Lynch, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Thomas S Winkowski. The following MINUTE ORDER is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez, Chief United States District Judge: The parties have submitted a proposed protective order for the Court's review. The Court DECLINES TO ACCEPT the order as proposed. First, the parties have failed to comport with the Court's Local Rules requiring that they submit a redline version highlighting the changes made between the Court's form protective order and the one submitted by the parties. More importantly, the parties appear to have omitted any reference to the Court's Local Rule 5(g) regarding documents filed under seal and the standard set forth therein. Instead the proposed order references a "lodging" system for proposed sealed documents, which this Court does not utilize or support. Accordingly, the Court will not accept the proposed protective order. Nothing in this Order prevents the parties from submitting another stipulated protective order in compliance with the Local Rules and curing any deficiencies discussed above. The Court reminds all counsel that they are expected to be familiar with the Court's Local Rules and the procedures and practices of this Court. (SSM) (Entered: 08/14/2017)

Aug. 14, 2017

Aug. 14, 2017

PACER
53

Stipulated MOTION for Protective Order, filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Proposed Order) Noting Date 8/28/2017, (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 08/28/2017)

Aug. 28, 2017

Aug. 28, 2017

PACER
54

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER re parties' 53 Stipulated MOTION for Protective Order by Judge Ricardo S Martinez. (TH) (Entered: 08/31/2017)

Aug. 31, 2017

Aug. 31, 2017

RECAP
55

NOTICE of Change of Address/Change of Name of Attorney Trina Realmuto. Filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia. (Realmuto, Trina) Modified address and firm association on 9/21/2017 (DS). (Entered: 09/21/2017)

Sept. 21, 2017

Sept. 21, 2017

PACER
56

NOTICE of Change of Address/Change of Name of Attorney Kristin Macleod-Ball. Filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia. (Macleod-Ball, Kristin) Modified address and firm association on 9/21/2017 (DS). (Entered: 09/21/2017)

Sept. 21, 2017

Sept. 21, 2017

PACER
57

MOTION for Summary Judgment, filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia. Oral Argument Requested. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 11/24/2017, (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 10/30/2017)

Oct. 30, 2017

Oct. 30, 2017

PACER
58

DECLARATION of Glenda M. Aldana Madrid filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia re 57 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 10/30/2017)

Oct. 30, 2017

Oct. 30, 2017

PACER
59

Stipulated MOTION To Extend Noting Date on Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment, filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia. (Adams, Matt) (Entered: 11/08/2017)

Nov. 8, 2017

Nov. 8, 2017

PACER
60

ORDER granting 59 Stipulated Motion to extend noting date of Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment. The noting date of Plaintiffs' 57 Motion for Summary Judgment is extended to 12/1/2017. Opposition due 11/27/2017; Reply due 12/1/2017. Signed by Chief Judge Ricardo S Martinez. (PM) (Entered: 11/08/2017)

Nov. 8, 2017

Nov. 8, 2017

RECAP
61

RESPONSE, by Defendants Jeh Johnson, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Loretta E. Lynch, Juan P. Osuna, Leon Rodriguez, to 57 MOTION for Summary Judgment . (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of J. Max Weintraub, # 2 Exhibit Excerpts of deposition of Steven C. Lang)(Weintraub, J.) (Entered: 11/27/2017)

Nov. 27, 2017

Nov. 27, 2017

PACER
62

REPLY, filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia, TO RESPONSE to 57 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Adams, Matt) (Entered: 12/01/2017)

Dec. 1, 2017

Dec. 1, 2017

PACER
63

MINUTE ORDER at the direction of Judge Ricardo S Martinez striking trial date and remaining pretrial deadlines, pending ruling on motion for summary judgment. (LC) Modified on 2/13/2018 to correct typo(MET). (Entered: 02/12/2018)

Feb. 12, 2018

Feb. 12, 2018

PACER
64

ORDER granting Plaintiffs' 57 Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Ricardo S Martinez. (PM) (Entered: 03/29/2018)

March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018

RECAP
65

JUDGMENT BY COURT: Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment (Dkt. # 57 ) isGRANTED as set forth in the Court's Order Granting Motion for Summary Judgment. (PM) (Entered: 03/29/2018)

March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018

RECAP
66

NOTICE OF APPEAL to Ninth Circuit (18-35443) by Defendants Jeh Johnson, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Loretta E. Lynch, Juan P. Osuna, Leon Rodriguez, Thomas S Winkowski. (Weintraub, J.) Modified on 5/29/2018 to add CCA # (CDA). (Entered: 05/25/2018)

May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018

PACER
67

TIME SCHEDULE ORDER (18-35443) as to 66 Notice of Appeal filed by Juan P. Osuna, Jeh Johnson, Leon Rodriguez, Loretta E. Lynch, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Thomas S Winkowski : (CDA) (Entered: 05/29/2018)

May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018

PACER
68

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF COUNSEL: Attorney Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia. (Reichlin-Melnick, Aaron) (Entered: 07/13/2018)

July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018

PACER
69

Joint MOTION to Stay, filed by Defendants Jeh Johnson, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Loretta E. Lynch, Juan P. Osuna, Leon Rodriguez, Thomas S Winkowski. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Interim Agreement, # 2 Proposed Order) Noting Date 8/3/2018, (Weintraub, J.) (Entered: 08/02/2018)

Aug. 2, 2018

Aug. 2, 2018

PACER
70

ORDER granting parties' 69 Joint Stipulated Motion to Stay Proceedings. Joint Status Report due by 11/2/2018 if parties have not filed a stipulation of dismissal by that date. Signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (PM) (Entered: 08/02/2018)

Aug. 2, 2018

Aug. 2, 2018

RECAP
71

AMENDED Bar Membership of Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Karolina Walters, 45 Order on Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (DS) (Entered: 10/05/2018)

Oct. 5, 2018

Oct. 5, 2018

PACER
72

JOINT STATUS REPORT signed by all parties estimated Trial Days: N/A. (Adams, Matt) (Entered: 11/02/2018)

Nov. 2, 2018

Nov. 2, 2018

PACER
73

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF COUNSEL: Attorney Glenda Melinda Aldana Madrid for Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia. (Aldana Madrid, Glenda) (Entered: 11/07/2018)

Nov. 7, 2018

Nov. 7, 2018

PACER
74

NOTICE of Change of Address/Change of Name of Attorney Trina Realmuto. Filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia. (Realmuto, Trina) (Entered: 01/03/2019)

Jan. 3, 2019

Jan. 3, 2019

PACER
75

NOTICE of Change of Address/Change of Name of Attorney Kristin Macleod-Ball. Filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia. (Macleod-Ball, Kristin) (Entered: 01/04/2019)

Jan. 4, 2019

Jan. 4, 2019

PACER
76

ORDER of USCA (18-35443) as to 66 Notice of Appeal filed by Juan P. Osuna, Jeh Johnson, Leon Rodriguez, Loretta E. Lynch, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Thomas S Winkowski. (CDA) (Entered: 02/14/2019)

Feb. 13, 2019

Feb. 13, 2019

PACER
77

ORDER OF USCA (18-35443) as to 66 Notice of Appeal filed by Juan P. Osuna, Jeh Johnson, Leon Rodriguez, Loretta E. Lynch, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Thomas S Winkowski. (GT) (Entered: 12/10/2019)

Dec. 10, 2019

Dec. 10, 2019

PACER
78

Stipulated MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT AND REQUEST FOR FAIRNESS HEARING, filed by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit Settlement Agreement, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibit B, # 5 Exhibit B-1) Noting Date 7/24/2020, (Adams, Matt) (Entered: 07/24/2020)

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

PACER
79

PRAECIPE re 78 Stipulated MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT AND REQUEST FOR FAIRNESS HEARING by Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Corrected Settlement Agreement)(Adams, Matt) (Entered: 07/28/2020)

July 28, 2020

July 28, 2020

PACER
80

ORDER re Parties' 78 Joint Stipulated Motion for Preliminary Approval of Settlement and Request for Fairness Hearing. The Settlement Agreement is preliminarily approved. Fairness Hearing set for 11/4/2020 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 13206 before Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. Signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez.(LH) (Entered: 08/17/2020)

Aug. 17, 2020

Aug. 17, 2020

RECAP

Reset Hearing TIME: Due to a conflict on the Court's calendar, the Fairness hearing in this matter will be held on 11/4/2020 at 09:00 AM before Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. The hearing will take place via telephone: Dial-in number: 888-251-2909, access code: 1307658 #. The hearing and dial-in information will appear on the Court's public calendar. (LC)

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

PACER
81

MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Judge Ricardo S. Martinez- Dep Clerk: Laurie Cuaresma; Pla Counsel: Matt Adams; Def Counsel: J. Max Weintraub; CR: Nickie Drury; Time of Hearing: 9:00 AM; Motion Hearing held on 11/4/2020 re 78 Stipulated MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT AND REQUEST FOR FAIRNESS HEARING filed by Maribel Suarez Garcia, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana. Counsel address the Court regarding case status; no objections were received. Court approves and will sign proposed order submitted by the parties. (LC) (Entered: 11/04/2020)

Nov. 4, 2020

Nov. 4, 2020

PACER
82

ORDER APPROVING SETTLEMENT signed by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (LC)

Nov. 4, 2020

Nov. 4, 2020

RECAP

Motion Hearing

Nov. 4, 2020

Nov. 4, 2020

PACER
83

MANDATE/ORDER OF USCA (18-35443) as to 66 Notice of Appeal filed by Juan P. Osuna, Jeh Johnson, Leon Rodriguez, Loretta E. Lynch, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Thomas S Winkowski. Pursuant to the stipulation of the parties (docket entry no. 39), this appeal is voluntarily dismissed with prejudice. Fed. R. App. P. 42(b). As stated in the stipulation each side will bear its own fees and costs for litigation on this case. A copy of this order shall serve as and for the mandate of this court. DISMISSED (CDA) (Entered: 11/05/2020)

Nov. 5, 2020

Nov. 5, 2020

PACER
85

NOTICE OF APPEAL to Ninth Circuit (20-35988) re 82 Order by Claimant Enamul Haqe Chowdhury. Filing Fee Not Paid/Received (cc: USCA)(Note: Filer Chowdhury added as claimant in order to file Notice of Appeal on this docket) (CDA) Modified on 11/17/2020 to add CCA#. (RE) (Entered: 11/10/2020)

Nov. 5, 2020

Nov. 5, 2020

PACER
84

NOTICE: Claimant Enamul Haqe Chowdhury has registered to receive electronic service. The party WILL NOT be e-filing. (STP) (Entered: 11/10/2020)

Nov. 10, 2020

Nov. 10, 2020

PACER
86

TIME SCHEDULE ORDER ( #20-35988) as to 85 Notice of Appeal, filed by Enamul Haqe Chowdhury. Payment of the $505 docketing and filing fees is past due. Failure to correct this deficiency may result in the dismissal of this case for failure to prosecute. See 9th Cir. R. 42-1. The fee is payable to the District Court. (RE) (Entered: 11/17/2020)

Nov. 16, 2020

Nov. 16, 2020

PACER
87

ORDER OF USCA (20-35988) as to 85 Notice of Appeal, filed by Enamul Haqe Chowdhury. A review of this court's docket reflects that the filing and docketing fees for this appeal remain due. Within 21 days after the date of this order, appellant shall pay to the district court the $505.00 filing and docketing fees for this appeal and file in this court proof of such payment or file in this court a motion to proceed in forma pauperis. (CDA) (Entered: 12/15/2020)

Dec. 14, 2020

Dec. 14, 2020

PACER
88

ORDER OF USCA (NOT THE MANDATE 20-35988) as to 85 Notice of Appeal, filed by Enamul Haqe Chowdhury. DISMISSED (CDA) (Entered: 04/16/2021)

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

PACER
89

ORDER OF USCA (20-35988) as to 85 Notice of Appeal, filed by Enamul Haqe Chowdhury. (CDA) (Entered: 07/23/2021)

July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021

PACER
90

MANDATE OF USCA (20-35988) as to 85 Notice of Appeal, filed by Enamul Haqe Chowdhury, 88 Order of USCA. The Judgment from USCA takes effect this date. This constitutes the formal mandate of this Court issued pursuant to Rule 41(a) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. DISMISSED (CDA) (Entered: 08/02/2021)

July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021

PACER
91

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF COUNSEL: Attorney Karolina J. Walters for Plaintiffs Lidia Margarita Lopez Orellana, Concely Del Carmen Mendez Rojas, Elmer Geovanni Rodriguez Escobar, Maribel Suarez Garcia. (Walters, Karolina) (Entered: 05/17/2022)

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 30, 2016

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Asylum seekers who allege that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) failed to advise them of the deadline for filing their asylum applications and failed to adopt procedures which would ensure that an individual would be able to file an asylum application by the deadline.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)

American Immigration Council's Legal Action Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Department of Homeland Security, Federal

Attorney General of the United States, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

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.

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Government Services

Language access/needs

Timeliness of case assignment

Discrimination-basis:

Immigration status

Language:

Spanish

Type of Facility:

Government-run

Immigration/Border:

Asylum - procedure

Deportation - procedure

Status/Classification

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic