Casillas
v.
Biggs

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIAOct 26, 2011
No. 2:11-cv-1914 DAD (E.D. Cal. Oct. 26, 2011)

No. 2:11-cv-1914 DAD

10-26-2011

AUDREY CASILLAS, FARHAD MASOUDI, Plaintiffs, v. Michael Biggs, et al. Defendants.

BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney AUDREY B. HEMESATH Assistant United States Attorney Attorneys for Defendants


BENJAMIN B. WAGNER


United States Attorney


AUDREY B. HEMESATH


Assistant United States Attorney


Attorneys for Defendants

JOINT STIPULATION AND ORDER RE: REQUEST TO HOLD MATTER IN ABEYANCE.

This is an immigration case in which plaintiffs challenge the revocation of visa petitions filed by plaintiff Audrey Casillas by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' (CIS) and seeking an order of declaratory relief that the visa petitions be approved. As of April 27, 2011, however, an administrative appeal of the revocation of the visa petitions is pending before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Because a decision on the matter from the Board would either moot this lawsuit in its entirety or significantly alter the posture of the lawsuit, the parties hereby stipulate that the matter be held in abeyance pending a decision from the Board. It is not known when the Board will reach a decision; the parties will submit a status report to the Court by January 15, 2012 if no decision has been reached by that date.

The parties therefore request that the case be held in abeyance until January 15, 2012.

BENJAMIN B. WAGNER


United States Attorney


By: Audrey B. Hemesath


Assistant U.S. Attorney


Attorneys for the Defendants


By: Robert B. Jobe


Attorney for the Plaintiff


ORDER

Pursuant to this Joint Stipulation and for the reasons stated therein, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, good cause having been shown, the matter is held in abeyance pending resolution of the administrative appeal by the Board of Immigration Appeals. The parties are to submit a joint status report no later than January 12, 2012 advising as to the status of the administrative appeal.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

DALE A. DROZD


UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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