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Case Name Hernandez v. Reno IM-TX-0021
Docket / Court 9:93-cv-00063 ( E.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Immigration
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Issues and Causes of Action
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U.S. citizenship - acquiring
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §§ 1101 et seq.
Defendant(s) Attorney General of the United States
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
Plaintiff Description Aliens who applied for legal permanent residency under the Family Unity Provision and were also required to file a separate application and pay an additional filing fee to issued an employment authorization document.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing No
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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9:93-cv-63 (E.D. Tex.) 02/09/1998
IM-TX-0021-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Appellate Opinion 08/21/1996 (91 F.3d 776)
IM-TX-0021-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (On Petition for Rehearing) 11/07/1996 (1996 U.S.App.LEXIS 30048)
IM-TX-0021-0002.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: LexisNexis
Judges DeMoss, Harold R. Jr. (Fifth Circuit)
Dennis, James L. (Fifth Circuit)
Politz, Henry Anthony (Fifth Circuit)
IM-TX-0021-0001 | IM-TX-0021-0002
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Fischer, Richard S. (Texas)
IM-TX-0021-0001 | IM-TX-0021-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Bernal, David V. (District of Columbia)
Deutsch, Stewart (District of Columbia)
Russell, Randi Davis (Texas)
IM-TX-0021-0001 | IM-TX-0021-9000
Shapiro, Alexander H (District of Columbia)
IM-TX-0021-0001 | IM-TX-0021-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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