Imran Abbass v. Michael Chertoff, et al

Filing 4

ORDER to Show Cause (rslc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/3/2006) Text modified on 10/3/2006 to conform to document caption (bw, COURT STAFF).

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Imran Abbass v. Michael Chertoff, et al Doc. 4 Case 5:06-cv-05728-RS Document 4 Filed 10/03/2006 Page 1 of 3 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 06-05728 RS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE * E-Filed 10/03/2006* IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION IMRAN ABBASS, Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL CHERTOFF, et al., Defendants. Case Number C 06-05728 RS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE On September19, 2006, plaintiff Imran Abbass, appearing through counsel, filed a "Complaint For Declaratory Judgment of Naturalization" against defendants Michael Chertoff, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; David Still, San Francisco District Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services; and Robert Mueller III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Plaintiff alleges defendants have failed to process his application for naturalization in a timely manner, apparently as a result of delays in obtaining a completed background check clearance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Plaintiff alleges that Defendants have Dockets.Justia.com Case 5:06-cv-05728-RS Document 4 Filed 10/03/2006 Page 2 of 3 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 violated 8 U.S.C. 1447(b), which provides: If there is a failure to make a determination under section 1446 of this title before the end of the 120-day period after the date on which the examination is conducted under such section, the applicant may apply to the United States district court for the district in which the applicant resides for a hearing on the matter. Such court has jurisdiction over the matter and may either determine the matter or remand the matter, with appropriate instructions, to the Service to determine the matter. Plaintiff requests that this Court adjudicate the naturalization application and declare that he is entitled to be naturalized. 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 of record. (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 06-05728 RS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Case 5:06-cv-05728-RS Document 4 Filed 10/03/2006 Page 3 of 3 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 September 19, 2006 in this action is hereby VACATED. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: October 2, 2006 RICHARD SEEBORG United States Magistrate Judge 3 Case No. C 06-05728 RS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

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