In Poozesh v. Pompeo, 11 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.
Upcoming hearings and conferences:
What: Hearing on Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction
When: (To be determined soon)
Where: Robert E. Coyle United States Courthouse, 2500 Tulare Street, Courtroom 4,
Seventh Floor, Fresno, CA 93721
What: Initial Scheduling Conference
When: January 23, 2020, 09:45 AM
Where: ROBERT E. COYLE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, Courtroom 7 before Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto
2500 Tulare Street, Room 1501, Fresno, CA 93721
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
For a free consult, reach Curtis Morrison:
whatsapp/telegram: @curtisatlaw or +1 714-661-3446.
NOV. 14, 2019 SEALED ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS’ EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR EXPEDITED DISCOVERY AND DENYING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO SEVER AND TRANSFER IN PART (TO BE UNSEALED SOON)
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