KAYVAN V POMPEO (CAND #5:19-cv-8071)

ABOUT THE CASE

In Kayvan v. Pompeo, 2 Iranian American families/couples are challenging the U.S. Government’s unreasonable administrative delays in adjudicating 2* travel ban waivers. Challenged policies include the U.S. Government’s usurpation of individual consular officers authority and discretion to adjudicate travel ban waivers, and the designation of that authority and discretion to non-consular officers, including consular managers, visa chiefs, consular section chiefs, consular management the Visa Office, and Quality Support, Inc. contractors, which is unlawful under Presidential Proclamation 9645, §3(C) ("PP 9645"). Plaintiffs also challenge the State Department's arbitrary decision to not use its' new automated vetting process for the visa applicants who have waited the longest.


Plaintiffs in this action are U.S. citizens, and their Iranian national relatives who were visa applicants who have been denied timely adjudication of case-by-case PP 9645 waivers. 


*When the case was filed, 3 families were seeking 4 visas, but two visas have since been issued.


Upcoming hearings:


What: HEARING ON GOVT'S MOTION TO DISMISS

When: MAY 21, 2020, 9:00 AM

Where:  Courtroom 4, 5th Floor, 280 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Before: Honorable Edward J. Davila


The Iranian American families or couples are represented by Curtis Lee Morrison through:

The Law Office of Rafael Ureña

925 N La Brea Ave, 4th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90038

ru@urenaesq.com

(917) 204-0670


For a free consult, reach Curtis Morrison:

email: curtis@curtismorrisonlaw.com

whatsapp/telegram: @curtisatlaw or +1 714-661-3446. 

COURT ORDERS AND IMPORTANT FILINGS

MAR. 3, 2020 GOVERNMENT'S REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS


FEB. 25, 2020 PLAINTIFFS' OPPOSITION TO GOVERNMENT'S MOTION TO DISMISS


FEB. 17, 2020 NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL FILED ON BEHALF OF FAMILY WHO GOT VISA


FEB. 14, 2020 ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION


FEB. 11, 2020 GOVERMENT'S MOTION TO DISMISS


FEB. 10, 2020 ORDER VACATING HEARING SET FOR FEBRUARY 13, 2020


FEB. 9, 2020  THIRD NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION


FEB. 4, 2020 ORDER DENYING EXPEDITED DISCOVERY 


JAN. 30, 2019 PLAINTIFFS' SECOND NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY


JAN. 27, 2019 ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY CHRISTOPHER  F. JEU ENTERS HIS APPEARANCE ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT


JAN. 24, 2020 PLAINTIFFS' NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY


JAN. 23, 2020 PLAINTIFFS REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND APPLICATION FOR EXPEDITED DISCOVERY, PLUS EXHIBITS A AND B


JAN. 16, 2020 GOVERNMENT'S OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS' MOTIONS FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND EXPEDITED DISCOVERY


JAN. 12, 2020 PLAINTIFFS' EXPARTE APPLICATION FOR EXPEDITED DISCOVERY


DEC. 31, 2019 RESETTING OF HEARING DATE FOR MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION


DEC. 31, 2019 REASSIGNMENT TO U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE EDWARD J. DAVILA


DEC. 26, 2019 PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND MEMO IN SUPPORT


DEC. 11, 2019 NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT TO U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE NATHANAEL M. COUSINS      


DEC. 10, 2019 PLAINTIFFS' COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS 

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