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Case Name Vangala v. USCIS IM-CA-0172
Docket / Court 4:20-cv-08143 ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
Special Collection Trump Immigration Enforcement Order Challenges
Attorney Organization Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Immigration/Border
Admission - procedure
Asylum - procedure
Visas - procedures
Work authorization - procedures
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Mandamus, 28 U.S.C. § 1361
Defendant(s) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Plaintiff Description Three noncitizens on behalf of themselves and all individuals who had been or would be harmed by a who were harmed by USCIS's "blank space"/"rejection" policy
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status outcome Mooted before ruling
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Filed 11/19/2020
Case Closing Year 2021
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  Featured Issue: USCIS’s Blank Space Policy
https://www.aila.org/advo-media/issues/all/featured-issue-usciss-blank-space-policy
Date: Dec. 21, 2020
By: American Immigration Lawyers Association
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  NILA’s Affirmative Litigation Docket
https://immigrationlitigation.org/impact-litigation/
Date: Nov. 19, 2020
By: National Immigration Litigation Alliance
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Implementation of Executive Order 13768, "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States
The Washington Post
Date: May 22, 2017
By: Jefferson Sessions (U.S. Department of Justice)
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  Re: Implementing the President's Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Policies (Final, 2/20/2017)
dhs.gov
Date: Feb. 20, 2017
By: DHS Secretary John Kelly (United States Department of Homeland Security)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Re: Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest (Final, 2/20/2017)
dhs.gov
Date: Feb. 20, 2017
By: DHS Secretary John Kelly (United States Department of Homeland Security)
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  Executive Order 13767: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements
Federal Register
Date: Jan. 27, 2017
By: President Donald Trump (Office of the President)
Citation: 82 Fed. Reg. Presidential Documents 8793 (Jan. 27, 2017)
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  Executive Order 13768: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States
Federal Register
Date: Jan. 25, 2017
By: President Donald Trump (Office of the President)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

Court Docket(s)
N.D. Cal.
08/10/2021
4:20-cv-08143
IM-CA-0172-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
N.D. Cal.
11/19/2020
Class Action Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief [ECF# 1]
IM-CA-0172-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Cal.
07/19/2021
Settlement Agreement [ECF# 43-1]
IM-CA-0172-0002.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
N.D. Cal.
07/20/2021
Joint Motion for Approval of Settlement: Order [ECF# 44]
IM-CA-0172-0003.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Gilliam, Haywood Stirling Jr. (N.D. Cal.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Adams, Matthew (Matt) Hyrum (Washington) show/hide docs
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Adams, Margot (Washington) show/hide docs
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Beasley, Helen Elizabeth (California) show/hide docs
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Kenney, Mary (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Korthuis, Aaron (Washington) show/hide docs
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Lieu, Tiffany (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Nightingale, Zachary M. (California) show/hide docs
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Realmuto, Trina (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Hinds, Stephanie (California) show/hide docs
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Kurlan, Elizabeth D. (California) show/hide docs
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