Peng v. Chertoff et al

Filing 5

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. Signed by Judge Nandor J. Vadas on 8/24/06. (rssec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/24/2006)

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Peng v. Chertoff et al Doc. 5 Case 5:06-cv-05051-RS Document 5 Filed 08/24/2006 Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Case No. C 06-03376 RS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE *E-FILED 8/24/06* IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION JIONG PENG, Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL CHERTOFF, et al., Defendants. Case Number C 06-05051 RS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE On August 22, 2006, plaintiff Jiong Peng, appearing through counsel, filed a "Complaint For Writ in the Nature of Mandamus" against defendants Michael Chertoff, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; Emilio Gonzalez, Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ("CIS"); Francis D. Siciliano, Officer-in charge of the San Jose suboffice of the CIS; and Robert Mueller, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Plaintiff alleges defendants have failed to process her Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Resident or Adjust Status) in a timely manner, apparently as a result of delays in obtaining a completed background check clearance from the Federal Bureau of Dockets.Justia.com Case 5:06-cv-05051-RS Document 5 Filed 08/24/2006 Page 2 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Investigation. Plaintiff contends that defendants have violated the Administrative Procedures Act, 5 U.S.C 701 et. seq., by "withholding or unreasonably delaying action on the Plaintiff's I485 application and [by] fail[ing] to carry out the adjudicative functions delegated to them by law." Plaintiff requests that this Court enter an order directing defendants to complete the background check and the processing of her application. Good cause therefore appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED as follows: (1) The Clerk of the Court shall serve by certified mail a copy of the complaint and a copy of this Order upon counsel for Defendants, the Office of the United States Attorney. The Clerk of the Court also shall serve a copy of this Order upon Plaintiff's counsel. (2) Defendants shall, within sixty (60) days after receiving service of the complaint, file and serve upon Plaintiff an answer, showing cause why the relief prayed for should not be granted. At the time the answer is filed, Defendants shall lodge with the Court all records relevant to a determination of the issues presented by the complaint. If Defendants contend that Plaintiff has failed to exhaust administrative remedies as to any ground for relief asserted in the complaint, Defendants shall specify what administrative remedy remains available to Plaintiff. If Defendants waive or concede the issue of exhaustion, Defendants shall so state in their answer. (3) Plaintiff may file a response to the matters raised in the answer within twenty (20) days after receiving the answer. (4) Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, the matter will be deemed submitted upon the filing of the response or upon the expiration of time to file a response. (5) No later than the time their respective responses hereunder are due, the parties shall make their determination regarding the issue of consent to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate Judge and file the appropriate form. In the event any party declines to consent to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate Judge, this action will be reassigned to a District Judge for further proceedings. 2 Case No. C 06-03376 RS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Case 5:06-cv-05051-RS Document 5 Filed 08/24/2006 Page 3 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (6) The Order Setting Initial Case Management Conference and ADR deadlines entered on August 22, 2006 in this action is hereby VACATED. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: August 24, 2006 /s/ Nandor J. Vadas NANDOR J. VADAS United States Magistrate Judge 3 Case No. C 06-03376 RS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Case 5:06-cv-05051-RS Document 5 Filed 08/24/2006 Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT NOTICE OF THIS ORDER HAS BEEN DELIVERED TO: Justin X. Wang lawbw@aol.com Counsel are responsible for distributing copies of this document to co-counsel who have not registered for e-filing under the Court's CM/ECF program. Dated: 8/24/06 Chambers By: /s/ BAK 4 Case No. C 06-03376 RS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

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