ONWUZULIKE v. ANDERSON
OPINION & ORDER that Mrs. Okwuego's 13 Motion for an Injunction and 14 Motion to Vacate Immigration Proceedings are DENIED (n/m). Signed by Judge John Michael Vazquez on 1/7/2021. (ams, )
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NOT FOR PUBLICATION
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
STEPHEN I. O. 1,
Civil Action No.
OPINION & ORDER
VAZQUEZ, District Judge:
Before the Court are Angelina Nkoli Okwuego’s motions for an injunction and to vacate
immigration proceedings. (D.E. 13, 14.) Mrs. Okwuego is not a party in this case, and she is not
an attorney. Rather, she is the Petitioner’s wife. As Mrs. Okwuego is not a party in this case, she
may not file motions of this type or seek injunctive relief in this Court. See, e.g., Dail v. City of
Goldsboro, No. 10-451, 2011 WL 2293904, at *1 (E.D.N.C. June 9, 2011). To the extent she is
attempting to represent her husband’s interests, Mrs. Okwuego, as a layperson, cannot represent
another party or file motions on behalf of her husband. See, e.g., Schlemmer v. Cent. Intelligence
Agency, 804 F. App’x 127, 128 (3d Cir. 2020) (holding that a “non-attorney cannot represent
another party”). For those reasons, the Court will deny Mrs. Okwuego’s motions. Accordingly,
IT IS, on this 7th day of January 2021,
The Petitioner is identified herein only by his first name and the first initials of his surnames in
order to address certain privacy concerns associated with § 2241 immigration cases. The
identification of Petitioner in this manner comports with recommendations made by the Judicial
Conference of the United States’ Committee on Court Administration and Case Management.
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ORDERED that Mrs. Okwuego’s motion for an injunction and motion to vacate
immigration proceedings, (D.E. 13, 14.), are DENIED; and it is further
ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall serve a copy of this Opinion and Order on
Petitioner and Mrs. Okwuego by regular U.S. mail.
JOHN MICHAEL VAZQUEZ
United States District Judge
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