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Case Name Emami v. Nielsen IM-CA-0140
Docket / Court 3:18-cv-01587-JD ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
Special Collection Civil Rights Challenges to Trump Refugee/Visa Order
Attorney Organization Public Counsel
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Immigration/Border
Admission - criteria
Admission - procedure
Constitutional rights
Temporary visitors
National Origin/Ethnicity
Arab/Afgani/Middle Eastern
Plaintiff Type
State Plaintiff
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §§ 1101 et seq.
Mandamus, 28 U.S.C. § 1361
Defendant(s) United States Department of State
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
President of the United States
United States Department of Homeland Security
Plaintiff Description 26 individuals who have been denied a travel visa, or have had relatives denied a travel visa under Donald Trump's "Travel Ban" Proclamation.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Public Counsel
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Filed Pro Se No
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2018
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Presidential Executive Order on Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program with Enhanced Vetting Capabilities
White House
Date: Oct. 24, 2017
By: United States
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  Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats
www.whitehouse.gov
Date: Sep. 24, 2017
By: President Donald Trump (Office of the President)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Implementing Executive Order 13780 Following Supreme Court Ruling -- Guidance to Visa-Adjudicating Posts
Reuters
Date: Jun. 28, 2017
By: U.S. Department of State
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence
The White House
Date: Jun. 14, 2017
By: Donald Trump (White House)
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  Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States
Date: Mar. 6, 2017
By: President Donald Trump (President of the United States)
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  Memorandum to the Acting Secretary of State, the Acting Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security
The White House
Date: Feb. 1, 2017
By: Donald F. McGahn II, Counsel to the President (The White House)
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  Statement by Acting Attorney General Sally Yates
https://www.nytimes.com/
Date: 1/30/2017
By: Acting Attorney General Sally Yates (Department of Justice)
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  Statement By Secretary John Kelly on the Entry of Lawful Permanent Residents into the United States
https://www.dhs.gov/
Date: 1/29/2017
By: DHS Secretary John Kelly (Department of Homeland Security)
Citation: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/01/29/statement-secretary-john-kelly-entry-lawful-permanent-residents-united-states
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  OLC Memo Re: Proposed Executive Order Entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States"
Date: Jan. 27, 2017
By: Curtis Gannon (U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel)
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  Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States
Federal Register
Date: Jan. 27, 2017
By: President Donald Trump (Office of the President)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
3:18-cv-01587-JD (N.D. Cal.)
IM-CA-0140-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/15/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
IM-CA-0140-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/13/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Amended Class Action Complaint [ECF# 75]
IM-CA-0140-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/23/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Donato, James (N.D. Cal.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Azmi, Nimra H. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Lofti, Shabnam (Wisconsin) show/hide docs
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Romero, Luis Cortes (California) show/hide docs
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Rosenbaum, Mark Dale (California) show/hide docs
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Saei, Joseph E (- United States (national) -) show/hide docs
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Shebaya, Sirine (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Smith, Johnathan James (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Sustic, Veronica (Wisconsin) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Flentje, August E. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Martinez, P. Angel (- United States (national) -) show/hide docs
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Young, Stacey Ilene (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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