Case No. 18-cv-04914-NC.

341 F.Supp.3d 1048 (2018)

J.L., M.V.B., M.D.G.B., and J.B.A., on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. Lee Francis CISSNA, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Robert Cowan, Director, National Benefits Center, United States Department of Homeland Security, and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Defendants.

United States District Court, N.D. California.

Signed October 24, 2018.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 05 U.S.C. § 702
Cause: 05 U.S.C. § 702 Administrative Procedure Act
Nature of Suit: 899 Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act / Review or Appeal of Agency Decision
Source: PACER

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sirena Peleka Castillo , Adrianne Elizabeth Marshack , Allison Claire Nelson , Kathleen Elizabeth Ingra Wise , Matthew P. Kanny, Michael Gregory Nordon , Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Judith Maura London , Mary Tanagho Ross , Sara Lynn Van Hofwegen , Public Counsel, Los Angeles, CA, Keith Lee Wurster , Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Matthew Brent Golper , Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP, Costa Mesa, CA, for Plaintiffs.

Ari Nazarov , Nicole Joann Thomas-Dorris , Kenneth John Ian , U.S. Dep't of Justice, Washington, DC, Michael Thomas Pyle , United States Attorney's Office, San Jose, CA, for Defendants.


Plaintiffs are young immigrants who were abused, neglected, or abandoned by their parents. They seek classification as Special Immigrant Juveniles ("SIJ") as a pathway to lawful permanent residency in the United States. They...

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