Lavela, Gormidou v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Filing 5

Disregard - duplicate entry. Modified on 6/21/2013 (jef).

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN GORMIDOU Y. LAVELA, Plaintiff, ORDER v. 13-cv-431-bbc DHS/USCIS, St. Paul Field Office, St. Paul, Minnesota, Defendant. Plaintiff Gormidou Lavela has filed a proposed civil complaint. Plaintiff has asked for leave to proceed in forma pauperis and has supported her request with an affidavit of indigency. The standard for determining whether plaintiff qualifies for indigent status is the following: ! From plaintiff’s annual gross income, the court subtracts $3700 for each dependent excluding the plaintiff. ! If the balance is less than $16,000, the plaintiff may proceed without any prepayment of fees and costs. ! If the balance is greater than $16,000 but less than $32,000, the plaintiff must prepay half the fees and costs. ! If the balance is greater than $32,000, the plaintiff must prepay all fees and costs. ! Substantial assets or debts require individual consideration. In her affidavit, plaintiff states that she is disabled and unemployed. She receives $801.78 a month from an unspecified source, which makes her annual income is $12,684. Plaintiff has no dependents and no assets. Because plaintiff’s annual income is less than $16,000, she can proceed without any prepayment of fees or costs. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that plaintiff Gormidou Lavela’s complaint is taken under advisement. As soon as the court’s calendar permits, plaintiff’s complaint will be screened pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 to determine whether the case must be dismissed either because the complaint is frivolous or malicious, fails to state a claim on which relief may be granted or seeks monetary relief against a defendant who is immune from such relief. Plaintiff will be notified promptly when such a decision has been made. In the meantime, if plaintiff needs to communicate with the court about this case, she should be sure to write the case number shown above on his communication. Entered this 21st day of June, 2013. BY THE COURT: /s/ STEPHEN L. CROCKER Magistrate Judge 2

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