POOZESH V POMPEO (CAED CASE # 1:19-cv-01466-ljo-sko)

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ABOUT THE CASE

In Poozesh v. Pompeo, 5* Iranian American families or couples are challenging the U.S. Government’s unreasonable administrative delays in adjudicating 21 travel ban waivers. Challenged policies include the U.S. Government’s designating the authority and discretion to approve case-by-case waivers to individual consular officers to consular managers, visa chiefs, consular section chiefs, consular management and Visa Office, 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, Legal Permanent Residents, and their Iranian national relatives or fiancées who were visa applicants that have been denied timely adjudication of case-by-case PP 9645 waivers. As of Oct. 15, 2019, the average visa beneficiary in this case has waited 500 days for a waiver, and 5 have waited 677 days for a waiver, since the day PP 9645 went into effect. 


*Originally 11 families/couples filed the case, and 6 dismissed their claims upon issuances of visas on Dec. 15, 2019, and Jan. 1, 2020, or are about to do so.


Upcoming hearings and conferences:


What: Hearing on Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Complete Responses to Plaintiffs' Interrogatories

When: January 29, 2020, 9:30 AM

Where: ROBERT E. COYLE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, 2500 Tulare Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Before: Magistrate Judge Shiela K. Oberto


What: Scheduling Conference 

When: June 25, 2020, 10:15 AM

Where:  ROBERT E. COYLE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, 2500 Tulare Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Before: Magistrate Judge Shiela K. Oberto


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

JAN. 22, 2020 JOINT STATEMENT RE; DISCOVERY DISAGREEMENT


JAN. 21, 2020 ORDER VACATING JAN. 28 HEARING ON MOTION TO DISMISS


JAN. 17, 2020 GOVERNMENT'S REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS


JAN. 17, 2020 GOVERNMENT'S  RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO COMPEL DISCOVERY


JAN. 8, 2020 (UNSEALED) ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION


JAN. 7, 2020 MINUTE ORDER RESCHEDULING RULE 26(f) CONFERENCE


JAN. 6, 2020 PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO COMPEL COMPLETE RESPONSES TO PLAINTIFFS' INTERROGATORIES 


JAN. 2, 2020 ORDER  VACATING JAN. 10, 2020 HEARING


JAN. 1, 2019 CLAIMS DISMISSED FOR DEPARTED PLAINTIFF, AND ONE MORE COUPLE 


DEC. 18, 2019 ONE MORE COUPLE DISMISSES THEIR CLAIMS


DEC. 16, 2019 GOVERNMENT'S MOTION TO DISMISS


DEC 15, 2019 THREE COUPLES DISMISS THEIR CLAIMS AFTER ISSUANCES OF VISAS


NOV. 21, 2019 ORDER RESETTING HEARING ON PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION


NOV. 20, 2019 PLAINTIFFS' REPLY TO GOVERNMENT'S OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION


NOV. 15, 2019 ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO PROCEED UNDER PSEUDONYMS


NOV. 14, 2019 ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS’ EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR EXPEDITED DISCOVERY AND DENYING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO SEVER AND TRANSFER IN PART (UNSEALED 12/10/2019) 


NOV. 13, 2019 OPPOSITION TO MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION; REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION

TO SEVER, AND MOTION TO TRANSFER IN PART


NOV. 11, 2019 PLAINTIFFS’ OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO SEVER AND MOTION TO TRANSFER IN PART; PLAINTIFFS’ REPLY IN SUPPORT OF EXPEDITED DISCOVERY


NOV. 7, 2019 DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO SEVER; MOTION TO TRANSFER IN PART; OPPOSITION TO MOTION FOR EXPEDITED DISCOVERY


OCT. 29, 2019 GOVERNMENT DEFENDANTS' DESIGNATION OF ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY AUDREY B. HEMESATH AS COUNSEL


OCT. 26, 2019 PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR EXPEDITED DISCOVERY


OCT. 25, 2019 PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT


OCT. 15, 2019 PLAINTIFFS' COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS