Case: Campos v. INS

1:98-cv-02231 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Filed Date: Sept. 22, 1998

Closed Date: 2001

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Case Summary

On September 22, 1998, seven legal permanent residents who were unable to pass English and Civics portions of the naturalization exam due to mental and physical disabilities filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, challenging the denial of their requests for medical waivers by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Plaintiffs contended that the INS engaged in a systematic practice of denying medical waivers (N-648 Requests for Med…

On September 22, 1998, seven legal permanent residents who were unable to pass English and Civics portions of the naturalization exam due to mental and physical disabilities filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, challenging the denial of their requests for medical waivers by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Plaintiffs contended that the INS engaged in a systematic practice of denying medical waivers (N-648 Requests for Medical Waiver) by second guessing the determination of medical professionals in violation of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, the Administrative Procedures Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 553, 555(e), 701 et seq., and the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment. Plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief.

The same date the suit was filed, filed an emergency motion for a TRO and a preliminary injunction to prohibit INS from proceeding with naturalization examinations and interviews of two plaintiffs until after court ruled on matters raised in class action complaint. The District Court (Judge Alan S. Gold) granted the motion and entered a preliminary injunction. Campos v. INS 70 F.2d 1296, 1310 (S.D. Fla. 1998)

The INS moved to dismiss the case. On December 9, 1998, the District Court (Judge Gold) dismissed plaintiffs' substantive due process claim, but denied the motion with regard to all other claims. Campos v. INS 32 F.Supp. 2d 1337 (S.D. Fla. 1998)

Plaintiffs then moved for class certification, for summary judgment and for a permanent injunction. On February 24, 1999, the District Court granted the plaintiffs' motion to certify this case as a class action. The class was defined as" "All persons within the Miami District of the Immigration and Naturalization Service who have properly applied, or will apply in the future, for naturalization under 8 U.S.C. § 1445 who have also had pending at any time since March 19, 1997, a request for a waiver of either or both of the naturalization requirements that they demonstrate an understanding of the English language and that they demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the history, and of the principles and form of government of the United States, because of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment and whose request for waiver is now pending, will be filed in the future, or has been rejected by the INS, and excluding from the class anyone who has been naturalized." Campos v. I.N.S., 188 F.R.D. 656 (S.D.Fla.,1999).

Thereafter, the parties engaged in settlement talks which resulted in a resolution of the case. After conducting a fairness hearing on August 6, 1999, the District Court formally approved the settlement. Campos v. INS, 1999 WL 1044233 (S.D.Fla. Aug. 6, 1999). The Settlement Agreement called for the INS to issue a new "Policy Memorandum," entitled Section 312 Disability Naturalization Adjudications Policy Memorandum No. 47, which clarified that diseases or disabilities related to or caused by old age, like Alzheimer's and senile dementia, as well as depression, would be considered as disability exceptions. The Policy Memorandum created new procedures to notify people why their medical waivers had been denied. In addition to the policy changes, the INS agreed to reprocess the rejected medical waiver requests of class members.

The settlement ended in 2001, and the case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Erica Woodruff (8/3/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Gold, Alan Stephen (Florida)

Turnoff, William C. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Elsesser, Charles F Jr. (Florida)

Friedland, Joan (Florida)

Lee, Dexter (Florida)

Little, Cheryl (Florida)

Losada, Lisette Maria (Florida)

Newman, JoNel (Florida)

Sharpless, Rebecca (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hunger, Frank W. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Gold, Alan Stephen (Florida)

Turnoff, William C. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Elsesser, Charles F Jr. (Florida)

Friedland, Joan (Florida)

Lee, Dexter (Florida)

Little, Cheryl (Florida)

Losada, Lisette Maria (Florida)

Newman, JoNel (Florida)

Sharpless, Rebecca (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hunger, Frank W. (District of Columbia)

Loughran, Alice E. (District of Columbia)

Ogden, David W. (District of Columbia)

Wallbaum, Teresa A. (District of Columbia)

Walters, Mark C. (District of Columbia)

Werner, Linda Sue (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Bevington, Elizabeth Lewis (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Sept. 22, 1998 Docket
1

Complaint

Sept. 28, 1998 Complaint
29

Opinion

70 F.Supp.2d 1296

Oct. 16, 1998 Order/Opinion
68

Opinion

32 F.Supp.2d 1337

Dec. 9, 1998 Order/Opinion
98

Opinion

188 F.R.D. 656

Feb. 24, 1999 Order/Opinion
133

Notice of Settlement Agreement in Class Action Case

June 22, 1999 Notice Letter
142

ORDER APPROVING STIPULATED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

1999 WL 1044233

Aug. 6, 1999 Order/Opinion
143

Order of Dismissal with Prejudice

Aug. 10, 1999 Settlement Agreement
142

Order Approving Stipulated Settlement Agreement

Aug. 10, 1999 Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; FILING FEE IFP; A-7, WCT (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998

Magistrate identification: Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
3

MOTION by Amparo Campos to proceed in forma pauperis (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
3

AFFIDAVIT by Amparo Campos in support of [3-1] motion to proceed in forma pauperis (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
4

MOTION by Angela Rodriguez to proceed in forma pauperis (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
4

AFFIDAVIT by Angela Rodriguez in support of [4-1] motion to proceed in forma pauperis (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
5

MOTION by Hector Corella to proceed in forma pauperis (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
5

AFFIDAVIT by Hector Corella in support of [5-1] motion to proceed in forma pauperis (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
6

MOTION by Aura Consuegra to proceed in forma pauperis (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
6

AFFIDAVIT by Aura Consuegra in support of [6-1] motion to proceed in forma pauperis (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
7

MOTION by Sofia Pardo to proceed in forma pauperis (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
7

AFFIDAVIT by Sofia Pardo Re: [7-1] motion to proceed in forma pauperis (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
8

MOTION by Juana Quintero to proceed in forma pauperis (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
8

AFFIDAVIT by Juana Quintero in support of [8-1] motion to proceed in forma pauperis (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
9

MOTION by Josefina Lopez to proceed in forma pauperis (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
9

AFFIDAVIT by Josefina Lopez in support of [9-1] motion to proceed in forma pauperis (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
10

EMERGENCY MOTION by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra for temporary restraining order and/or for preliminary injunction and Request for an Immediate Hearing on on motion for temporary restraining order and/or preliminary injunction (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
12

NOTICE of filing exhibits by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Consuegra(attached) (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
13

SUMMONS(ES) issued for U.S. - INS by serving Janet Reno, U.S. Attorney General, INS Washington, and U.S. Attorney, Thomas Scott (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
18

ORDER set evidentiary hearing for 5:00 10/1/98 granting [10-1] motion for temporary restraining order, granting [10-2] motion for preliminary injunction, granting [10-3] motion for an Immediate Hearing on on motion for temporary restraining order and/or preliminary injunction ( signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 9/22/98) CCAP (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/29/1998)

Sept. 22, 1998
14

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Robert Wallis (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 23, 1998
15

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Elaine Watson (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 23, 1998
16

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Doris Meissner (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 23, 1998
17

ORDER granting [9-1] motion to proceed in forma pauperis, granting [8-1] motion to proceed in forma pauperis, granting [7-1] motion to proceed in forma pauperis, granting [6-1] motion to proceed in forma pauperis, granting [5-1] motion to proceed in forma pauperis, granting [4-1] motion to proceed in forma pauperis, granting [3-1] motion to proceed in forma pauperis ( signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 9/23/98) CCAP (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/28/1998)

Sept. 23, 1998
19

MOTION by U.S. - INS, Doris Meissner, Robert Wallis, Elaine Watson to continue 10/1/98 hearing on plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/02/1998)

Sept. 30, 1998
20

RESPONSE by U.S. - INS, Doris Meissner, Robert Wallis, Elaine Watson to [19-1] motion to continue 10/1/98 hearing on plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/02/1998)

Sept. 30, 1998
21

ORDER granting [19-1] motion to continue 10/1/98 hearing on plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction set for 10/6/98 at 5:15 (signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 10/1/98) CCAP (gz, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/07/1998)

Oct. 5, 1998
22

MOTION by U.S. - INS, Doris Meissner, Robert Wallis, Elaine Watson for leave to file opposition to plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction in excess of 20 pages (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/08/1998)

Oct. 6, 1998
24

NOTICE OF FILING ATTACHED EXHIBITS to: [10-1] motion for temporary restraining order, [10-2] motion for preliminary injunction by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/08/1998)

Oct. 6, 1998
25

ORDER extending temporary restraining order ( signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 10/7/98) CCAP (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/08/1998)

Oct. 7, 1998
26

ORDER granting [22-1] motion for leave to file opposition to plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction in excess of 20 pages ( signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 10/7/98) CCAP (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/08/1998)

Oct. 8, 1998
27

REPLY by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra to response to [10-2] motion for preliminary injunction (gz, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/14/1998)

Oct. 9, 1998
28

SUPPLEMENT by U.S. - INS, Doris Meissner, Robert Wallis, Elaine Watson to: [23-1] opposition response (gz, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/14/1998)

Oct. 9, 1998
29

ORDER granting [10-2] motion for preliminary injunction (see order for further details) (signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 10/16/98) CCAP (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/22/1998)

Oct. 16, 1998
30

NOTICE by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra to take deposition of Ricky Hamilton 1:00 11/17/98 (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/27/1998)

Oct. 26, 1998
31

NOTICE by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra to take deposition of Terry Porter 1:00 11/18/98 (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/27/1998)

Oct. 26, 1998
32

NOTICE by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra to take deposition of Elaine D. Watson 9:30 11/17/98 (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/27/1998)

Oct. 26, 1998
33

NOTICE by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra to take deposition of Ada Rivera 9;30 11/18/98 (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/27/1998)

Oct. 26, 1998
34

MOTION by U.S. - INS, Doris Meissner for leave to file motion to dismiss in excess of twenty pages (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/04/1998)

Oct. 29, 1998
35

MOTION by U.S. - INS, Doris Meissner, Robert Wallis, Elaine Watson to dismiss complaint (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/04/1998)

Oct. 29, 1998
36

MOTION by U.S. - INS, Doris Meissner, Robert Wallis, Elaine Watson for a stay of discovery (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/04/1998)

Oct. 29, 1998
38

NOTICE of filing defendants' returns of service by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998
39

RETURN OF SERVICE executed for U.S. - INS, 425 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20536 on 9/23/98 Answer due on 10/13/98 for U.S. - INS (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998
40

RETURN OF SERVICE executed for U.S. - INS by serving Janet Reno, US Attorney General on 9/23/98 Answer due on 10/13/98 for U.S. - INS (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998
41

RETURN OF SERVICE executed for U.S. - INS by serving US Attorney Thomas Scott on 9/23/98 Answer due on 10/13/98 for U.S. - INS (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998
42

RETURN OF SERVICE executed for Doris Meissner on 9/23/98 Answer due on 10/13/98 for Doris Meissner (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998
43

RETURN OF SERVICE executed for Doris Meissner by serving Janet Reno on 9/23/98 Answer due on 10/13/98 for Doris Meissner (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998
44

RETURN OF SERVICE executed for Doris Meissner by serving Thomas Scott on 9/23/98 Answer due on 10/13/98 for Doris Meissner (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998
45

RETURN OF SERVICE executed for Robert Wallis on 9/23/98 Answer due on 10/13/98 for Robert Wallis (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998
46

RETURN OF SERVICE executed for Robert Wallis by serving Janet Reno on 9/23/98 Answer due on 10/13/98 for Robert Wallis (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998
47

RETURN OF SERVICE executed for Robert Wallis by serving Thomas Scott on 9/23/98 Answer due on 10/13/98 for Robert Wallis (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998
48

RETURN OF SERVICE executed for Elaine Watson on 9/23/98 Answer due on 10/13/98 for Elaine Watson (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998
49

RETURN OF SERVICE executed for Elaine Watson by serving Janet Reno on 9/23/98 Answer due on 10/13/98 for Elaine Watson (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998
50

RETURN OF SERVICE executed for Elaine Watson by serving Thomas Scott on 9/23/98 Answer due on 10/13/98 for Elaine Watson (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/09/1998)

Nov. 5, 1998
51

EMERGENCY MOTION with memorandum in support by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra to compel discovery and certificate of counsel (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/12/1998)

Nov. 9, 1998
52

EMERGENCY MOTION by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra to expedite consideration of motion to compel discovery (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/12/1998)

Nov. 9, 1998
53

RESPONSE by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra in opposition to [36-1] motion for a stay of discovery, with attached declaration of counsel (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/12/1998)

Nov. 9, 1998

Telephonic Motion hearing re: [37-1] motion to expedite consideration of motion for a stay of discovery (hd, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 11/13/1998 (Entered: 11/13/1998)

Nov. 9, 1998
54

Minutes of telephonic motion hearing re: defendant's motion to expedite consideration of motion for a stay of discovery held before Judge Alan S. Gold on 11/9/98; Court Reporter Name or Tape #: JOSEPH MILLIKAN (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/13/1998)

Nov. 9, 1998
55

RE-NOTICE by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra to take deposition of Terry Porter 10:00 11/23/98 (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/16/1998)

Nov. 12, 1998
56

ORDER granting [34-1] motion for leave to file motion to dismiss in excess of twenty pages ( signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 11/10/98) CCAP (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/18/1998)

Nov. 13, 1998
57

RESPONSE by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra in opposition to [35-1] motion to dismiss complaint (nt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/23/1998)

Nov. 17, 1998
58

RE-NOTICE by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra to take deposition of Ada Rivera 12/3/98 at 9:30 (nt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/24/1998)

Nov. 20, 1998
59

RE-NOTICE by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra to take deposition of Terry Porter 12/1/98 at 9:30 (nt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/24/1998)

Nov. 20, 1998
60

RE-NOTICE by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra to take deposition of Elaine D. Watson 12/4/98 at 9:30 (nt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/24/1998)

Nov. 20, 1998
61

RE-NOTICE by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra to take deposition of Ricky Hamilton 12/2/98 at 9:30 (nt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/24/1998)

Nov. 20, 1998
62

STIPULATION AND ORDER concerning produciton of certain documents ( signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 11/20/98) CCAP (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/24/1998)

Nov. 20, 1998
63

ORDER granting [51-1] motion to compel discovery, granting [37-1] motion to expedite consideration of motion for a stay of discovery, denying [36-1] motion for a stay of discovery ( signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 11/10/98) CCAP (nt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/25/1998)

Nov. 23, 1998
64

MOTION by U.S. - INS, Doris Meissner, Robert Wallis, Elaine Watson for leave to file reply in excess of ten pages (placed in pod 2) (nt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/02/1998)

Nov. 24, 1998
65

NOTICE to take deposition of Tom Jasso 12/4/98 at 2:00 (nt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/03/1998)

Nov. 25, 1998
66

Joint Scheduling Report of Scheduling Meeting by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra, U.S. - INS, Doris Meissner, Robert Wallis, Elaine Watson (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/07/1998)

Dec. 2, 1998
67

RE-NOTICE by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra to take deposition of Tom Jasso 1:00 12/8/98 (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/09/1998)

Dec. 4, 1998
68

ORDER denying [35-1] motion to dismiss complaint ( signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 12/8/98) CCAP (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/11/1998)

Dec. 9, 1998
72

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Calendar call set for 1:30 8/11/99 Pretrial Stipulation due on or before 7/11/99 Jury trial set for 9:00 8/16/99 Pretrial conference for 9:00 7/2/99 ; ( signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 12/17/98) CCAP (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/21/1998)

Dec. 17, 1998
72

ORDER REFERRING DISCOVERY MATTERS to Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff ( Signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 12/17/98) CCAP (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/21/1998)

Dec. 17, 1998
73

ORDER referring case to mediation. 15 days to appoint mediator ( signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 12/17/98) CCAP (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/21/1998)

Dec. 17, 1998
69

MOTION by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra to certify the class (hd, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 12/18/1998 (Entered: 12/18/1998)

Dec. 18, 1998
70

MEMORANDUM by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra in support of [69- 1] motion to certify the class (hd, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 12/18/1998 (Entered: 12/18/1998)

Dec. 18, 1998
71

NOTICE of filing attached documents in support of motion to certify the class by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/18/1998)

Dec. 18, 1998
74

FIRST AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra , (Answer due 12/31/98 for Elaine Watson, for Robert Wallis, for Doris Meissner, for U.S. - INS ) amending [1-1] complaint (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/22/1998)

Dec. 21, 1998
75

MOTION by U.S. - INS, Doris Meissner, Robert Wallis, Elaine Watson to extend time to file response to plaintiffs' motion to certify the class (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/22/1998)

Dec. 21, 1998
76

ORDER Response to motion reset to 1/15/99 for [69-1] motion to certify the class granting [75-1] motion to extend time to file response to plaintiffs' motion to certify the class ( signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 12/22/98) CCAP (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/30/1998)

Dec. 22, 1998
77

Answer and affirmative defenses by U.S. - INS, Doris Meissner, Robert Wallis, Elaine Watson (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/07/1999)

Dec. 31, 1998
78

NOTICE of selection of Irwin J. Block as Mediator by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra, U.S. - INS, Doris Meissner, Robert Wallis, Elaine Watson (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/08/1999)

Jan. 5, 1999
79

Plaintiffs' Expert Witness list by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra (nt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/13/1999)

Jan. 11, 1999
80

CORRECTED ANSWER and affirmative defenses to Complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief by U.S. - INS, Doris Meissner, Robert Wallis, Elaine Watson : amends [77-1] answer (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/19/1999)

Jan. 15, 1999
81

RESPONSE by U.S. - INS, Doris Meissner, Robert Wallis, Elaine Watson in opposition to [69-1] motion to certify the class (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/19/1999)

Jan. 15, 1999
82

ORDER setting motion hearing on [69-1] motion to certify the class by plaintiff for 4:00 2/5/99 ( signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 1/15/99) CCAP (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/20/1999)

Jan. 19, 1999
83

MOTION by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra to extend time to reply to defendants' oppostiion to class certification (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/27/1999)

Jan. 21, 1999
85

REPLY by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra to response to [69-1] motion to certify the class (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/03/1999)

Feb. 1, 1999
86

NOTICE, with attached diskette, of filing diskette containing copy of plaintiffs' reply memorandum supporting motion to certify the class by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/03/1999)

Feb. 1, 1999
87

Expert Witness list by U.S. - INS, Doris Meissner, Robert Wallis, Elaine Watson (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/03/1999)

Feb. 1, 1999
88

JOINT MOTION by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra, U.S. - INS, Doris Meissner, Robert Wallis, Elaine Watson to amend pretrial [72-1] referral/referred order, [72-1] Scheduling order (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/10/1999)

Feb. 5, 1999

Oral argument re: [69-1] motion to certify the class Motion hearing held (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/10/1999)

Feb. 5, 1999
89

Minutes of oral argument held before Judge Alan S. Gold on 2/5/99; Court Reporter Name or Tape #: ANITA LA ROCCA (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/10/1999)

Feb. 5, 1999
90

Amended definition of class by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/10/1999)

Feb. 8, 1999
91

ORDER granting joint motion for modification o pretrial order, granting [88-1] motion to amend pretrial [72-1] referral/referred order, [72-1] Scheduling order ( signed by Judge Alan S. Gold on 2/8/99) CCAP (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/10/1999)

Feb. 8, 1999
92

MOTION by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra for summary judgment , with request for permanent injunctive relief (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/17/1999)

Feb. 12, 1999
93

MEMORANDUM by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra in support of [92- 1] motion for summary judgment, [92-2] motion for permanent injunctive relief (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/17/1999)

Feb. 12, 1999
94

Statement of undisputed material facts in support of summary judgment motion by Amparo Campos, Hector Corella, Angela Rodriguez, Josefina Lopez, Juana Quintero, Sofia Pardo, Aura Consuegra (hd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/17/1999)

Feb. 12, 1999

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 22, 1998

Closing Date: 2001

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All persons within the Miami District of the INS who have properly applied for naturalization under 8 U.S.C. § 1445 and who have also requested a medical waiver as to English and Civics portions of the naturalization exam.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Immigration and Naturalization Service, 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.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Declaratory Judgment

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1999 - 2001

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

Immigration/Border:

Constitutional rights

U.S. citizenship - acquiring