Case: Kaplan v. Chertoff

2:06-cv-05304 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Dec. 6, 2006

Closed Date: Feb. 5, 2011

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Case Summary

The plaintiffs filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of some 50,000 aliens, humanitarian refugees, and asylees who had lost or were at risk of losing their Social Security supplemental security income (SSI) benefits as a result of alleged delays in their applications for legal permanent residency status and naturalization. Typical members of the proposed class fled tyrannical oppression and sought sanctuary in the U.S, including Russian Jews w…

The plaintiffs filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of some 50,000 aliens, humanitarian refugees, and asylees who had lost or were at risk of losing their Social Security supplemental security income (SSI) benefits as a result of alleged delays in their applications for legal permanent residency status and naturalization. Typical members of the proposed class fled tyrannical oppression and sought sanctuary in the U.S, including Russian Jews who fled the former Soviet Union, Iraqi Kurds who fled torture by Saddam Hussein, Cubans fleeing the Castro regime, Hmong immigrants from Laos, minorities from Somalia, and refugees from the Balkan wars. The lead plaintiff was Shmul Kaplan, an 80-year-old Holocaust survivor and right leg amputee who fled religious persecution in the former Soviet Union.

Plaintiffs alleged that the immigrant class members qualified to receive SSI benefits due to poverty, old age, disability, and blindness. Unlike U.S. citizens, however, plaintiffs' eligibility to receive benefits was limited to a seven-year period. Plaintiffs alleged that terminations of their SSI benefits were unlawful because of administrative delays in the processing of their immigration applications.

Plaintiffs named as defendants the Social Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the FBI, alleging violations of the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§701, et seq. They sought an injunction to prohibit future termination of their SSI benefits, an injunction compelling timely processing of their applications, and other declaratory relief. Attorneys for the Community Legal Services, the Hebrew and Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), the Council Migration Services, and pro bono counsel represented the plaintiffs.

On January 31, 2007, plaintiffs filed an amended complaint, moved for a preliminary injunction and requested class certification. The defendants moved to dismiss the case.

The District Court (Judge Eduardo C. Robreno) granted the government's motion in part and denied it in part by an order dated April 16, 2007. Judge Robreno dismissed the due process claims against the Social Security Administration, but let the claims against the Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship and Immigration Services and the FBI proceed. Kaplan v. Chertoff, 481 F.Supp.2d 370 (E.D. Pa. 2007).

Judge Robreno subsequently denied without prejudice plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction, motion to certify class, and motion to appoint class counsel.

On January 4, 2008, the parties submitted a joint motion for approval of a settlement agreement and approval of notice to class members of the proposed settlement. The court granted preliminary approval of the agreement on January 24, Kaplan v. Chertoff, No. CIV. A. 06-5304, 2008 WL 200108 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 24, 2008), and the settlement was approved in March 2008.

The court certified a class for settlement purposes that consisted of all non-United States citizens who are receiving or have received SSI and are or will be subject to termination of SSI prior to a decision on their current or future application for naturalization. Per the settlement agreement, defendants agreed to expedite applications by class members on a rolling basis based on the date an applicant would lose SSI benefits and the amount of time an applicant has already been waiting. In addition, the settlement provided that any class member could request expedited processing from USCIS for pending applications or adjustment of status, or for future applications, if six months passed since the filing of the application without a decision. Defendants also agreed to pay $275,000 in attorney's fees. Under the settlement agreement, the court retained jurisdiction, but the parties also agreed to a dispute resolution process. Before asking for the District Court to intervene, the parties agreed to first notify each other of any issues and then, if unable to resolve issues between them, the parties would raise the issue before a Magistrate Judge of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to mediate the dispute. The settlement agreement lasted for two years and eleven months from the effective date.

The consent decree terminated in 2011, and the case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (9/24/2007)

Jennifer Bronson (12/13/2013)

People

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Judge(s)

Robreno, Eduardo C. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bernstein-Baker, Judi (Pennsylvania)

Bouman, John Mark (Illinois)

Froehlich, Michael R (Pennsylvania)

Gansallo, Ayodele A (Pennsylvania)

Greenwald, Jordana L (Pennsylvania)

Roberts, Thomas Hunt (Virginia)

Rudnick, Sabrina M (Pennsylvania)

Stein, Jonathan M. (Pennsylvania)

Weishaupt, Richard P (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Robreno, Eduardo C. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bernstein-Baker, Judi (Pennsylvania)

Bouman, John Mark (Illinois)

Froehlich, Michael R (Pennsylvania)

Gansallo, Ayodele A (Pennsylvania)

Greenwald, Jordana L (Pennsylvania)

Roberts, Thomas Hunt (Virginia)

Rudnick, Sabrina M (Pennsylvania)

Stein, Jonathan M. (Pennsylvania)

Weishaupt, Richard P (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bernstein, Richard M. (Pennsylvania)

Stevens, Elizabeth Jones (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:06-cv-05304

Docket [PACER]

March 5, 2008

March 5, 2008

Docket

Press Release - Disabled and Elderly Refugees and Asylees Sue Federal Government to Restore Supplementary Security Income Benefits

No Court

Dec. 6, 2006

Dec. 6, 2006

Press Release
11

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First Amended Complaint for Declaratory Injunctive and Mandamus Relief

Jan. 31, 2007

Jan. 31, 2007

Complaint
42

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Memorandum

481 F.Supp.2d 370

March 29, 2007

March 29, 2007

Order/Opinion
61

2:06-cv-05304

Order

July 19, 2007

July 19, 2007

Order/Opinion
71

2:06-cv-05304

[Proposed] Order Granting Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of Settlement Agreement and Approval of Notice to Class Members of Proposed Settlement

Jan. 4, 2008

Jan. 4, 2008

Order/Opinion
77

2:06-cv-05304

Memorandum

2008 WL 200108

Jan. 24, 2008

Jan. 24, 2008

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4758060/kaplan-v-chertoff/

Last updated Aug. 1, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

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MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by MASHAALAH, MARY AMREZAEI ALIAGHAEI, LIDIYA BURTSEVA, NELLI OLEVSKAYA, ESHETU MERI, SHMUL KAPLAN, TASIM MANDIJA, FERIDE MANDIJA, ROUZBEH ALIAGHAEI.(tj, ) (Entered: 12/05/2006)

Dec. 4, 2006

Dec. 4, 2006

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ORDER THAT THE PLAINTIFF MAY PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS IN THIS MATTER, WITHOUT BEING REQUIRED TO PAY FEES AND COSTS OR GIVE SECURITY FOR THEM. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 12/06/06.12/06/06 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED. (ac, ) (mk, ). (Entered: 12/06/2006)

Dec. 6, 2006

Dec. 6, 2006

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COMPLAINT AGAINST MICHAEL CHERTOFF, ALBERTO GONZALES, EMILIO T. GONZALEZ, ROBERT S. MUELLER, III, JO ANNE B. BARNHART, DONALD MONICA FILED BY MASHAALAH, MARY AMREZAEI ALIAGHAEI, LIDIYA BURTSEVA, NELLI OLEVSKAYA, ESHETU MERI, SHMUL KAPLAN, TASIM MANDIJA, FERIDE MANDIJA, ROUZBEH ALIAGHAEI. (IFP STATUS) (ac, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 12/13/2006 (ac, ). (Entered: 12/06/2006)

Dec. 6, 2006

Dec. 6, 2006

7 Original Summons(es) Issued as to MICHAEL CHERTOFF, ALBERTO GONZALES, EMILIO T. GONZALEZ, ROBERT S. MUELLER, III, JO ANNE B. BARNHART, DONALD MONICA. Forwarded To: U.S. Marshal on 12/07/06. (ac, ) (Entered: 12/06/2006)

Dec. 6, 2006

Dec. 6, 2006

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Acceptance of Service by U.S. Attorney Re: accepted summons and complaint for MICHAEL CHERTOFF on 12/7/2006, answer due 2/5/2007; ALBERTO GONZALES on 12/7/2006, answer due 2/5/2007; EMILIO T. GONZALEZ on 12/7/2006, answer due 2/5/2007; ROBERT S. MUELLER, III on 12/7/2006, answer due 2/5/2007; JO ANNE B. BARNHART on 12/7/2006, answer due 2/5/2007; DONALD MONICA on 12/7/2006, answer due 2/5/2007. (ac, ) (Entered: 12/07/2006)

Dec. 7, 2006

Dec. 7, 2006

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Praecipe to Issue Summons filed by SHMUL KAPLAN.Praecipe−−Notice to Clerk. (Attachments: # 1) (STEIN, JONATHAN) Modified on 12/27/2006 (np). (Entered: 12/22/2006)

Dec. 22, 2006

Dec. 22, 2006

3 Alias Summons(es) Issued as to Robert S. Mueller, III, Donald Monica, and Emilio T. Gonzalez. Forwarded to Counsel 12/27/06. (ac, ) (Entered: 12/27/2006)

Dec. 22, 2006

Dec. 22, 2006

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NOTICE of Appearance by RICHARD P. WEISHAUPT on behalf of MASHAALAH, ESHETU MERI, SHMUL KAPLAN, TASIM MANDIJA, FERIDE MANDIJA, MARY AMREZAEI ALIAGHAEI, ROUZBEH ALIAGHAEL, LIDIYA BURTSEVA, NELLI OLEVSKAYA (WEISHAUPT, RICHARD) Modified on 1/26/2007 (afm, ). (Entered: 01/24/2007)

Jan. 24, 2007

Jan. 24, 2007

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by MASHAALAH, MARY AMREZAEI ALIAGHAEI, LIDIYA BURTSEVA, NELLI OLEVSKAYA, ESHETU MERI, SHMUL KAPLAN, TASIM MANDIJA, FERIDE MANDIJA, ROUZBEH ALIAGHAEI.Memorandum and Certificate of Service.(ROBERTS, THOMAS) (Entered: 01/31/2007)

Jan. 31, 2007

Jan. 31, 2007

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MOTION to Certify Class and for Appointment of Class Counsel filed by MASHAALAH, MARY AMREZAEI ALIAGHAEI, LIDIYA BURTSEVA, NELLI OLEVSKAYA, ESHETU MERI, SHMUL KAPLAN, TASIM MANDIJA, FERIDE MANDIJA, ROUZBEH ALIAGHAEI.Memorandum of Law and Certificate of Service.(ROBERTS, THOMAS) (Entered: 01/31/2007)

Jan. 31, 2007

Jan. 31, 2007

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APPLICATION OF AYODELE A. GANSALLO, ESQUIRE TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT BY MASHAALAH, LIDIYA BURTSEVA, NELLI OLEVSKAYA, ESHETU MERI, SHMUL KAPLAN, TASIM MANDIJA, FERIDE MANDIJA, ROUZBEH ALIAGHAEI, STATEMENT, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (ac, ) (Entered: 02/01/2007)

Jan. 31, 2007

Jan. 31, 2007

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EXHIBITS TO MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION BY MASHAALAH, MARY AMREZAEI ALIAGHAEI, LIDIYA BURTSEVA, NELLI OLEVSKAYA, ESHETU MERI, SHMUL KAPLAN, TASIM MANDIJA, FERIDE MANDIJA, ROUZBEH ALIAGHAEI. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits# 2 Exhiibits# 3 Exhibits# 4 Exhibits# 5 Exhibits# 6 Exhibits# 7 Exhibits# 8 Exhibits)(ac, ) (Entered: 02/01/2007)

Jan. 31, 2007

Jan. 31, 2007

7 Original Summons Issued as to MICHAEL CHERTOFF, ALBERTO GONZALES, EMILIO T. GONZALEZ, ROBERT S. MUELLER, III, JO ANNE B. BARNHART, DONALD MONICA. Forwarded To: Counsel on 02/01/07. (ac, ) (Entered: 02/01/2007)

Jan. 31, 2007

Jan. 31, 2007

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by MASHAALAH, MARY AMREZAEI ALIAGHAEI, LIDIYA BURTSEVA, NELLI OLEVSKAYA, ESHETU MERI, SHMUL KAPLAN, TASIM MANDIJA, SARA BACHMAN, FERIDE MANDIJA, MOISEY BACKMAN, JOE BEOPLUE, SONYUNOR BEOPLUE, GLAYON BLOUE, IZAAK ROZENBLIT, SEMEN SAVRANSKIY, LYUDMILA SHIROKAYA, IGOR STEPANOV, YEVGENIYA STRIZHEVSKAYA, ROUZBEH ALIAGHAEI (FROEHLICH, MICHAEL) (Entered: 02/01/2007)

Feb. 1, 2007

Feb. 1, 2007

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Acceptance of Service by U.S. Attorney Re: accepted summons and complaint for MICHAEL CHERTOFF on 2/1/2007, answer due 4/2/2007; ALBERTO GONZALES on 2/1/2007, answer due 4/2/2007; EMILIO T. GONZALEZ on 2/1/2007, answer due 4/2/2007; ROBERT S. MUELLER, III on 2/1/2007, answer due 4/2/2007; JO ANNE B. BARNHART on 2/1/2007, answer due 4/2/2007; DONALD MONICA on 2/1/2007, answer due 4/2/2007. (ac, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 6/18/2007 (bj, ). (Entered: 02/01/2007)

Feb. 1, 2007

Feb. 1, 2007

14

NOTICE of Appearance by MICHAEL R. FROEHLICH on behalf of MASHAALAH, MARY AMREZAEI ALIAGHAEI, LIDIYA BURTSEVA, NELLI OLEVSKAYA, ESHETU MERI, SHMUL KAPLAN, TASIM MANDIJA, SARA BACHMAN, FERIDE MANDIJA, MOISEY BACKMAN, JOE BEOPLUE, SONYUNOR BEOPLUE, GLAYON BLOUE, IZAAK ROZENBLIT, SEMEN SAVRANSKIY, LYUDMILA SHIROKAYA, IGOR STEPANOV, YEVGENIYA STRIZHEVSKAYA, ROUZBEH ALIAGHAEI with Certificate of Service (Attachments: # 1)(FROEHLICH, MICHAEL) (Entered: 02/01/2007)

Feb. 1, 2007

Feb. 1, 2007

15

NOTICE of Appearance by ELIZABETH J. STEVENS on behalf of MICHAEL CHERTOFF, ALBERTO GONZALES, EMILIO T. GONZALEZ, ROBERT S. MUELLER, III, JO ANNE B. BARNHART, DONALD MONICA with Certificate of Service (STEVENS, ELIZABETH) (Entered: 02/01/2007)

Feb. 1, 2007

Feb. 1, 2007

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APPLICATION OF SABRINA M. RUDNICK, ESQUIRE TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT BY MASHAALAH, MARY AMREZAEI ALIAGHAEI, LIDIYA BURTSEVA, NELLI OLEVSKAYA, ESHETU MERI, SHMUL KAPLAN, TASIM MANDIJA, SARA BACHMAN, FERIDE MANDIJA, MOISEY BACKMAN, JOE BEOPLUE, SONYUNOR BEOPLUE, GLAYON BLOUE, IZAAK ROZENBLIT, SEMEN SAVRANSKIY, LYUDMILA SHIROKAYA, IGOR STEPANOV, YEVGENIYA STRIZHEVSKAYA, ROUZBEH ALIAGHAEI, STATEMENT, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (ac, ) (Entered: 02/02/2007)

Feb. 1, 2007

Feb. 1, 2007

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NOTICE of Appearance by RICHARD M. BERNSTEIN on behalf of MICHAEL CHERTOFF, ALBERTO GONZALES, EMILIO T. GONZALEZ, ROBERT S. MUELLER, III, JO ANNE B. BARNHART, DONALD MONICA with Certificate of Service (BERNSTEIN, RICHARD) (Entered: 02/02/2007)

Feb. 2, 2007

Feb. 2, 2007

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ORDER THAT THE APPLICATION OF SABRINA M. RUDNICK, ESQUIRE, TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT IS GRANTED. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 02/02/07. 02/06/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(ac, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 6/4/2007 (mbh,

Feb. 5, 2007

Feb. 5, 2007

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ORDER THAT A TELEPHONE STATUS CONFERENCE IS SCHEDULED ON FEBRUARY 9, 2007, AT 9:30 A.M. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 02/08/07. 02/08/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(ac, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 2/9/2007 (ac, ). (Entered: 02/08/2007)

Feb. 8, 2007

Feb. 8, 2007

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ORDER THAT DEFENDANT SHALL RESPOND TO PLAINTIFFS' FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY, INJUNCTIVE AND MANDAMUS RELIEF THROUGH THE FILING OF A MOTION TO DISMISS BY FEBRUARY 14, 2007. PLAINTIFFS SHALL FILE A RESPONSE TO DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS BY FEBRUARY 21, 2007. DEFENDANTS MAY FILE A REPLY IN SUPPORT OF THEIR MOTION TO DISMISS, IF ANY, BY FEBRUARY 28, 2007. A HEARING ON DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS IS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 7, 2007, T 9:30 A.M. IN COURTROOM 11A. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 02/09/07. 02/12/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(ac, ) Modified on 2/16/2007 (ac, ). (Entered: 02/12/2007)

Feb. 9, 2007

Feb. 9, 2007

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MOTION to Dismiss filed by MICHAEL CHERTOFF, ALBERTO GONZALES, EMILIO T. GONZALEZ, ROBERT S. MUELLER, III, JO ANNE B. BARNHART, DONALD MONICA.Memorandum, Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit List of Exhibits# 2 Exhibit A# 3 Exhibit B# 4 Exhibit C# 5 Exhibit D# 6 Exhibit E# 7 Attachment A# 8 Attachment B)(STEVENS, ELIZABETH) (Entered: 02/14/2007)

Feb. 14, 2007

Feb. 14, 2007

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APPLICATION OF JOHN BOUMAN, ESQUIRE TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT BY MASHAALAH, MARY AMREZAEI ALIAGHAEI, LIDIYA BURTSEVA, NELLI OLEVSKAYA, ESHETU MERI, SHMUL KAPLAN, TASIM MANDIJA, SARA BACHMAN, FERIDE MANDIJA, MOISEY BACKMAN, JOE BEOPLUE, SONYUNOR BEOPLUE, GLAYON BLOUE, IZAAK ROZENBLIT, SEMEN SAVRANSKIY, LYUDMILA SHIROKAYA, IGOR STEPANOV, YEVGENIYA STRIZHEVSKAYA, ROUZBEH ALIAGHAEI, STATEMENT, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (ac, ) (Entered: 02/15/2007)

Feb. 14, 2007

Feb. 14, 2007

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AMENDED DOCUMENT by MICHAEL CHERTOFF, ALBERTO GONZALES, EMILIO T. GONZALEZ, ROBERT S. MUELLER, III, JO ANNE B. BARNHART, DONALD MONICA. Amendment to 22 MOTION to Dismiss Certificate of Service . (STEVENS, ELIZABETH) (Entered: 02/15/2007)

Feb. 15, 2007

Feb. 15, 2007

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ORDER THAT THE APPLICATION OF JOHN BOUMAN, ESQUIRE TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT ON BEHALF OF PLAINTIFFS IS GRANTED. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 02/15/07. 02/15/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(ac, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 6/4/2007 (mbh, ). (Entered: 02/15/2007)

Feb. 15, 2007

Feb. 15, 2007

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Stipulation and Confidentiality Order filed by MICHAEL CHERTOFF, ALBERTO GONZALES, EMILIO T. GONZALEZ, ROBERT S. MUELLER, III, JO ANNE B. BARNHART, DONALD MONICA.. (Attachments: # 1 Sample Acknowledgement)(STEVENS, ELIZABETH) Modified on 2/16/2007 (afm, ). (FILED IN ERROR BY ATTORNEY, FORWARDED TO JUDGE FOR APPROVAL) (Entered: 02/15/2007)

Feb. 15, 2007

Feb. 15, 2007

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ORDER THAT THE APPLICATION OF JOHN M. BOUMAN, ESQUIRE TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT IS GRANTED. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 02/20/07. 02/20/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(ac, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 6/4/2007 (mbh, ). (Entered: 02/20/2007)

Feb. 20, 2007

Feb. 20, 2007

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TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 2/9/07 before Judge ROBRENO. Court Reporter: JOSEPH MATKOWSKI. TELEPHONE CONFERENCE (jl, ) (Entered: 02/20/2007)

Feb. 20, 2007

Feb. 20, 2007

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Amended Transcript of Telephone Conference held on 02/09/07 before Judge Robreno. Court Reporter: ESR. (ac, ) (Entered: 02/21/2007)

Feb. 21, 2007

Feb. 21, 2007

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MEMORANDUM OF LAW in Opposition re 22 MOTION to Dismiss , Certificate of Service filed by MASHAALAH, MARY AMREZAEI ALIAGHAEI, LIDIYA BURTSEVA, NELLI OLEVSKAYA, ESHETU MERI, SHMUL KAPLAN, TASIM MANDIJA, SARA BACHMAN, FERIDE MANDIJA, MOISEY BACKMAN, JOE BEOPLUE, SONYUNOR BEOPLUE, GLAYON BLOUE, IZAAK ROZENBLIT, SEMEN SAVRANSKIY, LYUDMILA SHIROKAYA, IGOR STEPANOV, YEVGENIYA STRIZHEVSKAYA, ROUZBEH ALIAGHAEI. (GREENWALD, JORDANA) Modified on 2/23/2007 (afm, ). Additional attachment(s) added on 2/23/2007 (np, ). (Entered: 02/21/2007)

Feb. 21, 2007

Feb. 21, 2007

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REPLY to Response to Motion re 22 MOTION to Dismiss filed by MICHAEL CHERTOFF, ALBERTO GONZALES, EMILIO T. GONZALEZ, ROBERT S. MUELLER, III, JO ANNE B. BARNHART, DONALD MONICA. (STEVENS, ELIZABETH) (Entered: 02/28/2007)

Feb. 28, 2007

Feb. 28, 2007

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge EDUARDO C. ROBRENO : Hearing on Motion to Dismiss held on 03/07/07. Court Reporter: ESR. (ac, ) (Entered: 03/08/2007)

March 7, 2007

March 7, 2007

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ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS IS GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART, ETC. DEFENDANTS SHALL FILE AN ANSWER TO BOTH PLAINTIFFS' FIRST AMENDED COMPLANT FOR DECLARATORY, INJUNCTIVE AND MANDAMUS RELIEF AND PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO CERTIFY CLASS AND FOR APPOINTMENT OF CLASS COUNSEL BY MARCH 19, 2007. PLAINTIFFS MAY FILE A REPLY IN SUPPORT OF THEIR MOTION TO CERTIFY CLASS AND FOR APPOINTMENT OF CLASS COUNSEL, IF ANY, BY MARCH 26, 2007. DISCOVERY IS TO CONTINUE. A STATUS AND SCHEDULING CONFERENCE IS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 21, 2007,A T 9:30 A.M. IN COURTROOM 11A. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 03/07/07.03/08/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(ac, ) (Entered: 03/08/2007)

March 8, 2007

March 8, 2007

Set/Reset Deadlines as to 8 MOTION to Certify Class and for Appointment of Class Counsel . RESPONSES DUE BY 3/19/2007. REPLIES DUE BY 3/26/2007. (ac, ) (Entered: 03/08/2007)

March 8, 2007

March 8, 2007

STATUS AND SCHEDULING CONFERENCE SET FOR 3/21/2007 09:30 AM IN COURTROOM BEFORE HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO. (ac, ) (Entered: 03/08/2007)

March 8, 2007

March 8, 2007

Update Answer Deadline (ac, ) (Entered: 03/08/2007)

March 8, 2007

March 8, 2007

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TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 3/7/07 before Judge ROBRENO. Court Reporter: JOE MATKOWSKI. HEARING ON MOTION TO DISMISS (jl, ) (Entered: 03/12/2007)

March 9, 2007

March 9, 2007

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Defendants' ANSWER to Amended Complaint WITH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES For Declaratory, Injunctive And Mandamus Relief by MICHAEL CHERTOFF, ALBERTO GONZALES, EMILIO T. GONZALEZ, ROBERT S. MUELLER, III, JO ANNE B. BARNHART, DONALD MONICA, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE.(STEVENS, ELIZABETH) Modified on 3/21/2007 (afm, ). (Entered: 03/19/2007)

March 19, 2007

March 19, 2007

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ORDER THAT THE STATUS AND SCHEDULING CONFERENCE PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED ON MARCH 21, 2007, IS RESCHEDULED ON MARCH 22, 2007, AT 11:00 A.M. IN COURTROOM 11A. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 03/20/07. 03/20/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(ac, ) (Entered: 03/20/2007)

March 20, 2007

March 20, 2007

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge EDUARDO C. ROBRENO : Status Conference held on 03/21/07. Court Reporter: ESR. (ac, ) (Entered: 03/22/2007)

March 22, 2007

March 22, 2007

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ORDER THAT DISCOVERY SHALL CONTINUE AS OUTLINED HEREIN AND IN FURTHER ORDER THAT PARTIES SHALL MEET AND CONFER TO AGREE UPON POINTS LISTED HEREIN.. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 3/22/07. 3/23/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E−MAILED.(mas, ) (Entered: 03/23/2007)

March 23, 2007

March 23, 2007

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REPLY to Response to Motion re 8 MOTION to Certify Class and for Appointment of Class Counsel filed by MASHAALAH, MARY AMREZAEI ALIAGHAEI, LIDIYA BURTSEVA, NELLI OLEVSKAYA, ESHETU MERI, SHMUL KAPLAN, TASIM MANDIJA, SARA BACHMAN, FERIDE MANDIJA, MOISEY BACKMAN, JOE BEOPLUE, SONYUNOR BEOPLUE, GLAYON BLOUE, IZAAK ROZENBLIT, SEMEN SAVRANSKIY, LYUDMILA SHIROKAYA, IGOR STEPANOV, YEVGENIYA STRIZHEVSKAYA, ROUZBEH ALIAGHAEI, Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit 4) (FROEHLICH, MICHAEL) Modified on 3/27/2007 (np). (Entered: 03/26/2007)

March 26, 2007

March 26, 2007

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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS IS GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART, ETC. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 03/29/07. 03/29/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(ac, ) (Entered: 03/29/2007)

March 29, 2007

March 29, 2007

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LETTER TO JUDGE ROBRENO WITH COURT APPROVAL THAT DISCOVERY IS TO BE COMPLETED ON OR BEFORE MAY 25, 2007. ALL PRETRIAL MEMORANDUM IS TO BE FILED BY EACH SIDE ON OR BEFORE MAY 25, 2007. MOTIONS IN LIMINE ARE TO BE FILED BY MAY 29 AND RESPONDED TO BY JUNE 1, 2007.. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 03/29/07. 04/02/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(ac, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 7/9/2007 (ac, ). (Entered: 04/02/2007)

March 30, 2007

March 30, 2007

44

ORDER THAT THE LETTER TO JUDGE ROBRENO FROM ELIZABETH J. STEVENS, ESQUIRE, DATED 04/10/07, IS TO BE FILED OF RECORD (LETTER ATTACHED). SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 04/12/07. 04/13/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(ac, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 5/25/2007 (le, ). (Entered: 04/13/2007)

April 13, 2007

April 13, 2007

45

ORDER THAT THE LETTER TO JUDGE ROBRENO FROM THOMAS B. ROBERTS, ESQUIRE, DATED 04/11/07 IS TO BE FILED OF RECORD. (LETTER ATTACHED). SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 04/12/07. 04/13/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED.(ac, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 5/25/2007 (le, ). (Entered: 04/13/2007)

April 13, 2007

April 13, 2007

46

ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS' REQUEST TO CORRECT AND/OR AMEND THE MEMORANDUM AND ORDER DATED MARCH 29, 2007 IS GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART, ETC. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 04/16/07. 04/18/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(ac, ) (Entered: 04/18/2007)

April 17, 2007

April 17, 2007

48

PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO COMPEL DEFENDANTS THE DIRECTOR OF USCIS AND THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTS FILED BY MASHAALAH, MARY AMREZAEI ALIAGHAEI, LIDIYA BURTSEVA, NELLI OLEVSKAYA, ESHETU MERI, SHMUL KAPLAN, TASIM MANDIJA, SARA BACHMAN, FERIDE MANDIJA, MOISEY BACKMAN, JOE BEOPLUE, SONYUNOR BEOPLUE, GLAYON BLOUE, IZAAK ROZENBLIT, SEMEN SAVRANSKIY, LYUDMILA SHIROKAYA, IGOR STEPANOV, YEVGENIYA STRIZHEVSKAYA, ROUZBEH ALIAGHAEI,MEMORANDUM, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE.(ac, ) (Entered: 05/07/2007)

May 4, 2007

May 4, 2007

49

RESPONSE in Opposition re 48 MOTION to Compel Defendants the Director of USCIS and the Secretary of Homeland Security to Produce Documents filed by MICHAEL CHERTOFF, ALBERTO GONZALES, EMILIO T. GONZALEZ, ROBERT S. MUELLER, III, JO ANNE B. BARNHART, DONALD MONICA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B)(STEVENS, ELIZABETH) (Entered: 05/09/2007)

May 9, 2007

May 9, 2007

50

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge EDUARDO C. ROBRENO : Status and Scheduling Conference held on 05/10/07. Court Reporter: ESR. (ac, ) (Entered: 05/11/2007)

May 10, 2007

May 10, 2007

51

STIPULATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER THAT THE SUPPLEMENTAL CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER SHALL APPLY TO ALL INITIAL DISCLOSURES AND FUTURE DISCOVERY IN THIS ACTION, SUBJECT FO FURTHER STIPULATED AGREEMENTS BY THE PARTIES OR ORDERS BY THE COURT. CONDITIONALLY APPROVED SUBJECT TO COURT REVIEW OF DOCUMENTS DESIGNATED FOR COMPLIANCE WITH FED. R. CIVL. P. 26 (C). SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 05/10/07. 05/11/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(ac, ) (Entered: 05/11/2007)

May 11, 2007

May 11, 2007

52

ORDER THAT THE HEARING ON PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION SHALL BE CONSOLIDATED WITH A FINAL DETERMINATION ON THE MERITS OF PLAINTIFFS' FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR DELCLARATORY, INJUNCTIVE AND MANDAMUS RELIFE. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT PLAINTIFF SHALL FILE ANY MOTIONS TO COMPEL DISCOVERY AND DEFENDANTS SHALL FILE ANY MOTIONS FOR A PROTECTIVE ORDER BY MAY 25, 2007.PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENDANTS SHALL FILE THIER RESPECTIVE RESPONSES TO ANY SUCH MOTIONS BY JUNE 15, 2007. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT A HEARING ON PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO COMPEL DEFENDANTS, THE DIRCTOR OF CIS AND THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTS AND ANY ADDITIONAL MOTION TO COMPEL OR MOTIONS FOR A PROTECTITVE ORDER IS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2007, AT 9:30 A.M., IN COURTROOM 11A MOTIONS DUE BY 5/25/2007.. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 05/10/07. 05/11/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(ac, ) (Entered: 05/11/2007)

May 11, 2007

May 11, 2007

Set/Reset Deadlines as to 48 MOTION to Compel. MOTION HEARING SET FOR 6/29/2007 09:30 AM IN COURTROOM BEFORE HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO. (ac, ) (Entered: 05/11/2007)

May 11, 2007

May 11, 2007

53

Certified Administrative Record for Defendant Robert S. Mueller, III, as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Certificate of Service. (3 Volumes) (ac, ) (Entered: 05/14/2007)

May 14, 2007

May 14, 2007

54

MOTION for Protective Order filed by MICHAEL CHERTOFF, ALBERTO GONZALES, EMILIO T. GONZALEZ, ROBERT S. MUELLER, III, JO ANNE B. BARNHART, DONALD MONICA.Certificate of Counsel; Certificate of

May 17, 2007

May 17, 2007

56

Supplemental MOTION for Protective Order filed by MICHAEL CHERTOFF, ALBERTO GONZALES, EMILIO T. GONZALEZ, ROBERT S. MUELLER, III, JO ANNE B. BARNHART, DONALD MONICA.Certificate of Counsel, Certificate of Service, Exhibit A, Exhibit B.(STEVENS, ELIZABETH) (Entered: 06/12/2007)

June 12, 2007

June 12, 2007

57

Memorandum in Opposition re 56 Supplemental MOTION for Protective Order, 54 MOTION for Protective Order filed by SHMUL KAPLAN, Certificate of Service. (ROBERTS, THOMAS) Modified on 6/20/2007 (fh) (Entered: 06/15/2007)

June 15, 2007

June 15, 2007

58

RESPONSE in Opposition re 55 Second MOTION to Compel Defendants the Director of USCIS, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Director of the FBI to Answer Interrogatories and to Produce Documents , 48 MOTION to Compel filed by MICHAEL CHERTOFF, ALBERTO GONZALES, EMILIO T. GONZALEZ, ROBERT S. MUELLER, III, JO ANNE B. BARNHART, DONALD MONICA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D# 5 Exhibit E# 6 Exhibit F)(STEVENS, ELIZABETH) (Entered: 06/15/2007)

June 15, 2007

June 15, 2007

59

ORDER THAT THE HEARING SCHEDULED ON JUNE 29, 2007, IS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER ORDER OF THE COURT. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 06/22/07. 06/22/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(ac, ) (Entered: 06/22/2007)

June 22, 2007

June 22, 2007

60

REPLY to Response to Motion re 55 Second MOTION to Compel Defendants the Director of USCIS, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Director of the FBI to Answer Interrogatories and to Produce Documents , 48 MOTION to Compel Answers to Interrogatories and Production of Documents filed by MASHAALAH, MARY AMREZAEI ALIAGHAEI, LIDIYA BURTSEVA, NELLI OLEVSKAYA, ESHETU MERI, SHMUL KAPLAN, TASIM MANDIJA, SARA BACHMAN, FERIDE MANDIJA, MOISEY BACKMAN, JOE BEOPLUE, SONYUNOR BEOPLUE, GLAYON BLOUE, IZAAK ROZENBLIT, SEMEN SAVRANSKIY, LYUDMILA SHIROKAYA, IGOR STEPANOV, YEVGENIYA STRIZHEVSKAYA, ROUZBEH ALIAGHAEI. (GREENWALD, JORDANA) (Entered: 06/28/2007)

June 28, 2007

June 28, 2007

61

ORDER THAT MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND MOTION TO CERTIFY CLASS AND FOR APPOINTMENT OF CLASS COUNSEL ARE DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 7/19/2007.7/20/2007 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(ap, ) (Entered: 07/23/2007)

July 20, 2007

July 20, 2007

62

ORDER THAT PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO COMPEL DEFENDANTS THE DIRECTOR OF USCIS AND THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTS, DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR A PROTECTIVE ORDER, AND PLAINTIFFS' SECOND MOTION TO COMPEL DEFENDANTS THE DIRECTOR OF USCIS, THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE DIRECTOR OF THE FBI TO ANSWER INTERROGATORIES AND TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTS ARE DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 08/09/07.08/10/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(ac, ) (Entered: 08/10/2007)

Aug. 10, 2007

Aug. 10, 2007

64

ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS' SUPPLEMENTAL MOTION FOR A PROTECTIVE ORDER IS HEREBY DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 09/21/07.09/24/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(ac, ) (Entered: 09/24/2007)

Sept. 21, 2007

Sept. 21, 2007

65

ORDER THAT THE PARTIES SHALL SUBMIT A JOINT WRITTEN STATUS REPORT TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS R. RUETER AND THE UNDERSIGNED ON OR BEFORE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2007. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 10/02/07. 10/03/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(ac, ) (Entered: 10/03/2007)

Oct. 3, 2007

Oct. 3, 2007

66

ORDER THAT A TELEPHONE STATUS AND SCHEDULING CONFERENCE IS SET FOR 11/14/2007 04:00 PM BEFORE HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO. SIGNED BY JUDGE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 11/2/07. 11/2/07 ENTERED AND COPIES E−MAILED.(stb, ) (Entered: 11/02/2007)

Nov. 2, 2007

Nov. 2, 2007

67

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge THOMAS J. RUETER : Telephone Conference held on 11/30/07. (ac, ) (Entered: 11/30/2007)

Nov. 30, 2007

Nov. 30, 2007

68

Minute Entry for proceedings held before MAGISTRATE JUDGE THOMAS J. RUETER: Telephone Conference held on 12/05/07. (ac, ) (Entered: 12/05/2007)

Dec. 5, 2007

Dec. 5, 2007

69

ORDER THAT THERE WILL BE A TELEPHONE STATUS AND SCHEDULING CONFERENCE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2007,A T 3:00 P.M. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 12/05/07. 12/06/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(ac, ) (Entered: 12/06/2007)

Dec. 6, 2007

Dec. 6, 2007

70

ORDER THAT THE TELEPHONE CONFERENCE PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED ON DECEMBER 18, 2007, IS RESCHEDULED ON DECEMBER 13, 2007, AT 9:30 A.M. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 12/12/07. 12/12/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(ac, ) (Entered: 12/12/2007)

Dec. 12, 2007

Dec. 12, 2007

71

Joint MOTION for Approval (Preliminary) of Settlement Agreement and Approval of Notice to Class Members of Proposed Settlement filed by MICHAEL CHERTOFF, ALBERTO GONZALES, EMILIO T. GONZALEZ, ROBERT S. MUELLER, III, JO ANNE B. BARNHART, DONALD MONICA.. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment A: Stipulation, # 2 Stipulation Exhibit A, # 3 Stipulation Exhibit B, # 4 Stipulation Exhibit C, # 5 attachment B to Joint Motion)(STEVENS, ELIZABETH) (Entered: 01/04/2008)

Jan. 4, 2008

Jan. 4, 2008

72

NOTICE by MICHAEL CHERTOFF, ALBERTO GONZALES, EMILIO T. GONZALEZ, ROBERT S. MUELLER, III, JO ANNE B. BARNHART, DONALD MONICA re 71 Joint MOTION for Approval (Preliminary) of Settlement Agreement and Approval of Notice to Class Members of Proposed Settlement Joint MOTION for Approval (Preliminary) of Settlement Agreement and Approval of Notice to Class Members of Proposed Settlement Certificate of Service (STEVENS, ELIZABETH) (Entered: 01/04/2008)

Jan. 4, 2008

Jan. 4, 2008

73

ORDER THAT THERE WILL BE A HEARING ON THE JOINT MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND APPROVAL OF NOTICE TO CLASS MEMBERS ON 1/18/08 AT 10:30 A.M.; ETC.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 1/7/08. 1/8/08 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E−MAILED.(jl, ) (Entered: 01/08/2008)

Jan. 8, 2008

Jan. 8, 2008

74

Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO: Motion Hearing in re: Joint Motion for Approval held on 1/18/08. (stb, ) (Entered: 01/18/2008)

Jan. 18, 2008

Jan. 18, 2008

76

Transcript of Hearing held on 01/18/08 before Judge Robreno. Court Reporter: ESR. (ac, ) (Entered: 01/23/2008)

Jan. 23, 2008

Jan. 23, 2008

78

ORDER THAT THE HEARING THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 29, 2008, AT 10:30 A.M. IS RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2008, AT 2:00 P.M.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 01/28/08. 01/29/08 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(ac, ) (Entered: 01/29/2008)

Jan. 29, 2008

Jan. 29, 2008

79

Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO: Final Approval of Settlement Hearing held on 02/29/08. (ac, ) (Entered: 03/03/2008)

Feb. 29, 2008

Feb. 29, 2008

80

ORDER THAT THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT (ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT A) IS APPROVED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT THE CASE IS DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. THE COURT SHALL RETAIN JURISDICTION OVER THIS MATTER FOR PURPOSES OF ENFORCING THE SETTLEMENT. THE CLERK OF THE COURT SHALL MARK THIS CASE AS CLOSED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 03/05/08. (Attachments: # 1 Stipulation) 03/05/08 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E−MAILED.(ac, ) (Entered: 03/05/2008)

March 5, 2008

March 5, 2008

77

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER THAT THE JOINT MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AND APPROVAL OF NOTICE TO THE CLASS MEMBERS IS HEREBY GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT THERE WILL BE A HEARING TO CONSIDER WHETHER THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT SHOULD RECRIVE FINAL APPROVAL UNDER FEDERAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 23(e) ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2008, AT 10:30 A.M. IN COURTROOM 11A. SIGNED BY HONORABLE EDUARDO C. ROBRENO ON 01/24/08. 01/25/08 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E-MAILED.(ac, )

Jan. 24, 2008

Jan. 24, 2008

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 6, 2006

Closing Date: Feb. 5, 2011

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Some 50,000 refugees and asylees who have lost or are at risk of losing their SSI benefits as a result of alleged delaysin their applications for legal permanent residency (‘‘LPR’’) status and naturalization.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Federal Bureau of Investigation , Federal

Social Security Administration, Federal

Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services , Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Ex Parte Young (Federal) or Bivens

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $275,000

Order Duration: 2008 - 2011

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied

Issues

General:

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

Discrimination-basis:

Immigration status

Benefit Source:

SSI

Immigration/Border:

Admission - procedure

Constitutional rights

U.S. citizenship - acquiring