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Case Name Amor v. U.S. Attorney General IM-FL-0021
Docket / Court 1:04-CV-21685 ( S.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Immigration
Case Summary
This case was one of several class action lawsuits filed in federal courts throughout the country on behalf of lawful permanent residents to compel the government provide them with documentation of their permanent resident status in a timely manner.

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This case was one of several class action lawsuits filed in federal courts throughout the country on behalf of lawful permanent residents to compel the government provide them with documentation of their permanent resident status in a timely manner.

This case was filed by attorneys a group of individuals and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Chapter, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The other cases included Santillan v. Ashcroft, case no. 3:04-cv-02686-MHP (N..D. Cal.) [IM-CA-3] and Padilla v. Ridge, case no. 7:03-cv-00126 (S.D. Tex.) [IM-TX-].

In the Amor case the District Court (Paul C. Huck) denied plaintiffs' request for a TRO and preliminary injunction. On September 15, 2004, the Court approved a joint stipulation of the parties and dismissed the case with prejudice as to 26 plaintiffs who had received their requested immigration documents and without prejudice for eight individual plaintiffs, who had not appeared at scheduled appointments to receive their documents.

Litigation in the Santillan and Padilla cases proceeded. See those case entries in our collection — IM-CA-3 and IM-TX-16 - for the procedural history of each case.

Dan Dalton - 11/12/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Immigration
Constitutional rights
Status/Classification
U.S. citizenship - acquiring
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) Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
U.S. Attorney General's Office
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Plaintiff Description All persons who have or will be granted lawful permanent resident status by the DOJ's Executive Office of Immigration Review and to whom the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has failed to issue evidence of status as a lawful permanent resident
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2004
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing IM-CA-0003 : Santillan v. Mukasey (N.D. Cal.)
IM-TX-0016 : Padilla v. Ridge (S.D. Tex.)
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)
82-5772 (S.D. Fla.) 09/16/2004
IM-FL-0021-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order of Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and/or Preliminary and Permanent Injunction 07/26/2004 (S.D. Fla.)
IM-FL-0021-0001.pdf | Detail
Stipulation of Dismissal 09/14/2004
IM-FL-0021-0002.pdf | Detail
Judges Huck, Paul C. (S.D. Fla.)
IM-FL-0021-0001 | IM-FL-0021-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Kahn, Owen Ellison (Florida)
IM-FL-0021-0002 | IM-FL-0021-9000
Osberg-Braun, Linda Marguerite (Florida)
IM-FL-0021-0002 | IM-FL-0021-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Jimenez, Marcos Daniel (Florida)
IM-FL-0021-0002
Lee, Dexter (Florida)
IM-FL-0021-0002 | IM-FL-0021-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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