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Case Name Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. v. Executive Office for Immigration Review IM-DC-0093
Docket / Court 1:20-cv-03812 ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
Attorney Organization American Immigration Council's Legal Action Center
National Immigration Law Center
Case Summary
On December 23, 2020, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, with several other immigration service organizations, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Catholic Legal Immigration Network sued the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) under the ... read more >
On December 23, 2020, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, with several other immigration service organizations, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Catholic Legal Immigration Network sued the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) under the Administrative Procedure Act. Represented by private counsel, the National Immigration Law Center, and the American Immigration Council, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) sought a stay in the effective date of a rule promulgated by EOIR that set a new fee schedule for removal proceedings. They claimed that EOIR's new fee-schedule rule was arbitrary and capricious and that its comment period was too short, violating the Administrative Procedure Act's notice-and-comment requirement. CLINIC also claimed that the new rule violated the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment and the Equal Protection clause because the fees were so high that they effectively barred asylum seekers from meaningfully participating in removal proceedings.

Judge Amit P. Mehta stayed the effective dates of the final rule as to a specific subset of fees pending adjudication of the lawsuit on January 18, 2021. 2021 WL 184359. The last action of the case was an order staying proceedings, including pleading deadlines, until April 2, 2021.

As of February 18, 2021, the case remains ongoing.

Casey D'Alesandro - 02/18/2021


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Due Process: Procedural Due Process
Equal Protection
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-basis
Immigration status
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Fines/Fees/Bail/Bond
Immigration/Border
Asylum - procedure
Constitutional rights
Deportation - procedure
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Non-profit religious organization
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. ยงยง 551 et seq.
Defendant(s) Executive Office for Immigration Review
Plaintiff Description Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and other immigration service organizations
Indexed Lawyer Organizations American Immigration Council's Legal Action Center
National Immigration Law Center
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filed 12/23/2020
Case Ongoing Yes
Court Docket(s)
D.D.C.
01/29/2021
1:20-cv-03812-APM
IM-DC-0093-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
D.D.C.
12/23/2020
Complaint [ECF# 1]
IM-DC-0093-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D.D.C.
01/18/2021
Memorandum Opinion and Order [ECF# 34] (2021 WL 184359)
IM-DC-0093-0002.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Mehta, Amit Priyavadan (D.D.C.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Duran, Julianne L. (New York) show/hide docs
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Mark, Richard (New York) show/hide docs
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Melloy Goettel, Katherine E. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Moreno, Anthony (California) show/hide docs
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Mumm, Laura C. (New York) show/hide docs
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Semendyai, Vladimir J. (New York) show/hide docs
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Winger, Emma (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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