MEJIA-MEJIA v. U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT et al Featured Case

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Plaintiff: BEATA MARIANA DE JESUS MEJIA-MEJIA
Defendant: U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, OFFICE OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT, THOMAS HOMAN, HENRY LUCERO, MICHAEL ZACKOWSKI, KIRSTJEN NIELSEN, JEFFERSON BEAUREGARD SESSIONS, III, L. FRANCIS CISSNA, KEVIN K. MCALEENAN, WILLIAM K. BROOKS, ALEX AZAR and SCOTT LLOYD
Case Number: 1:2018cv01445
Filed: June 19, 2018
Court: District Of Columbia District Court
Office: Washington, DC Office
County: 11001
Presiding Judge: Paul L. Friedman
Nature of Suit: Prisoner Petition: Alien Detainee (Habeas Corpus)
Cause of Action: 42:1983 Civil Rights Act
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

Docket Report

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Date Filed#Document Text
July 13, 2018 14 AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants with Jury Demand filed by BEATA MARIANA DE JESUS MEJIA-MEJIA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit Exhibit 12)(Williams, Mario)
June 29, 2018 13 NOTICE of Intent to Continue Prosecuting Case by BEATA MARIANA DE JESUS MEJIA-MEJIA (Tate, Andrew) Modified t3ext on 7/3/2018 (ztd).
June 22, 2018 Featured Case MINUTE ORDER. Upon the representations of the parties in their joint status report 12 , plaintiff's emergency motion 4 for a temporary restraining order is denied as moot. Plaintiff shall inform the Court of the manner in which she intends to proceed in this case on or before June 29, 2018. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on June 22, 2018. (lcplf1)
June 22, 2018 12 Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. OFFICE OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT. (Fabian, Sarah)
June 21, 2018 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Paul L. Friedman: Motion Hearing held on 6/21/2018 re 4 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by BEATA MARIANA DE JESUS MEJIA-MEJIA. Parties advise the court of an agreement, and the Motion for TRO is DENIED for reasons discussed on the record. Joint status report due 6//29/18 (Court Reporter: Cathryn Jones.) (tj)
June 21, 2018 11 Memorandum in opposition to re 4 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by HENRY LUCERO, U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. OFFICE OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT, MICHAEL ZACKOWSKI. (Fabian, Sarah)
June 21, 2018 Featured Case MINUTE ORDER granting Motion 9 for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Dallas S. LePierre and Motion 10 for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Andrew R. Tate on behalf of plaintiff. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on June 21, 2018. (MA)
June 21, 2018 10 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Andrew R. Tate, :Firm- Nexus Derechos Humanos Attorneys, Inc., :Address- 44 Broad Street NW, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30303. Phone No. - 404-254-0442. Fax No. - 703-935-2453 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5546346. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by BEATA MARIANA DE JESUS MEJIA-MEJIA (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Andrew R. Tate)(Shoreman, John)
June 21, 2018 9 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Dallas S. LePierre, :Firm- Nexus Derechos Humanos Attorneys Inc., :Address- 44 Broad Street NW, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30303. Phone No. - 404-254-0442. Fax No. - 703-935-2453 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5546309. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by BEATA MARIANA DE JESUS MEJIA-MEJIA (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Dallas S. LePierre)(Shoreman, John)
June 20, 2018 8 NOTICE of Appearance by Jeremy S. Simon on behalf of OFFICE OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT, U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Simon, Jeremy)
June 20, 2018 Set/Reset Hearings: Motion Hearing set for 6/21/2018 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 29A before Judge Paul L. Friedman. (tj)
June 20, 2018 Featured Case MINUTE ORDER. The parties shall appear for a hearing on plaintiff's emergency motion 4 for a temporary restraining order on June 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 29A before Judge Paul L. Friedman. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on June 20, 2018. (lcplf1)
June 20, 2018 7 NOTICE of Appearance by Sarah B. Fabian on behalf of HENRY LUCERO, OFFICE OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT, U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, MICHAEL ZACKOWSKI (Fabian, Sarah)
June 20, 2018 6 SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to U.S. Attorney. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd)
June 20, 2018 Featured Case MINUTE ORDER granting 3 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Mario B. Williams on behalf of plaintiff. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on June 20, 2018. (lcplf1)
June 20, 2018 5 SUMMONS (16) Issued Electronically as to ALEX AZAR, WILLIAM K. BROOKS, L. FRANCIS CISSNA, THOMAS HOMAN, SCOTT LLOYD, HENRY LUCERO, KEVIN K. MCALEENAN, KIRSTJEN NIELSEN, OFFICE OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT, JEFFERSON BEAUREGARD SESSIONS, III, U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, MICHAEL ZACKOWSKI. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd)
June 19, 2018 4 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order by BEATA MARIANA DE JESUS MEJIA-MEJIA (Shoreman, John)
June 19, 2018 3 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Mario B. Williams, :Firm- Nexus Derechos Humanos Attorneys, Inc., :Address- 44 Broad Street NW, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30303. Phone No. - 404-254-0442. Fax No. - 703-935-2453 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5542950. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by BEATA MARIANA DE JESUS MEJIA-MEJIA (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Mario Williams)(Shoreman, John)
June 19, 2018 2 ERRATA by BEATA MARIANA DE JESUS MEJIA-MEJIA 1 Complaint,,, filed by BEATA MARIANA DE JESUS MEJIA-MEJIA. (Attachments: # 1 Errata Errata)(Shoreman, John)
June 19, 2018 Case Assigned to Judge Paul L. Friedman. (zmd)
June 19, 2018 1 COMPLAINT against ALL DEFENDANTS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5540828) filed by BEATA MARIANA DE JESUS MEJIA-MEJIA. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Azar Summons, # 3 Summons Lucero Summons, # 4 Summons Sessions Summons, # 5 Summons McAleenan Summons, # 6 Summons Nielsen Summons, # 7 Summons Cissna Summons, # 8 Summons Zackowski Summons, # 9 Summons ORR Summons, # 10 Summons Lloyd Summons, # 11 Summons Homan Summons, # 12 Summons USCIS Summons, # 13 Summons CBP Summons, # 14 Summons HHS Summons, # 15 Summons DHS Summons, # 16 Summons ICE Summons, # 17 Summons Brooks Summons, # 18 Exhibit Motion to Admit Pro Hac Vice and Declaration)(Shoreman, John) (Attachment 1 replaced on 6/19/2018) (zmd).

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