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Case Name Veras-Mejia v. Brennan IM-NY-0033
Docket / Court 74 Civ. 3727(MP) ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Immigration
Case Summary
In 1974, thirty Western Hemisphere aliens who sought admission to the United States filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York to obtain the benefits of an order entered in a separate class case, Lewis-Mota v. Secretary of Labor, 469 F.2d 478 (2d Cir. 1972), ... read more >
In 1974, thirty Western Hemisphere aliens who sought admission to the United States filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York to obtain the benefits of an order entered in a separate class case, Lewis-Mota v. Secretary of Labor, 469 F.2d 478 (2d Cir. 1972), [IM-NY-32]. The plaintiffs alleged that they were members of the Lewis-Mota class, had made timely applications for the benefits of the Lewis-Mota judgment, but were denied those benefits by the government. For a summary of the Lewis-Mota litigation, see IM-NY-32 of this collection.

To resolve the issues, the parties filed cross-motions for summary judgment. The District Court (Judge Pollack) granted the defendants' motion for summary judgment as to 9 of the plaintiffs. The motion was denied as to the remaining 21 plaintiffs on the grounds that material facts were in dispute. Veras-Mejia v. Brennan, 418 F.Supp. 680 (S.D.N.Y. 1976). The Court requested that the parties advise whether they wished to proceed with an evidentiary hearing on the remaining claims.

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Dan Dalton - 11/04/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Immigration
Employment
Status/Classification
Work authorization - criteria
Work authorization - procedures
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §§ 1101 et seq.
Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Defendant(s) Immigration and Naturalization Services
Plaintiff Description 30 Western Hemisphere aliens who sought admission to the United States.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Unknown
Case Listing IM-NY-0032 : Lewis-Mota v. Secretary of Labor (S.D.N.Y.)
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Threats to the Future of the Immigration Class Action
Washington University Journal of Law and Policy
By: Jill E. Family (Widener University School of Law)
Citation: 27 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 71 (2008)
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Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Opinion 08/25/1976 (418 F.Supp. 680) (S.D.N.Y.)
IM-NY-0033-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Pollack, Milton (S.D.N.Y.)
IM-NY-0033-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Martinez, Antonio C (New York)
IM-NY-0033-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Fiske, Robert B. Jr. (New York)
IM-NY-0033-0001
Maguire, Mary P. (New York)
IM-NY-0033-0001
Morgan, Lydia E. (New York)
IM-NY-0033-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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