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FLSA, Discovery, Plaintiffs' Immigration Status: Almanza v. Baird Tree Service

"[P]laintiffs sought an order preventing the discovery of plaintiffs' immigration status. The magistrate judge held a hearing prior to issuing his memorandum and order. In his memorandum and order [doc. 65], the magistrate judge found that a protective order was appropriate based upon relevant...

Shattering the One-Way Mirror: Discovery in Immigration Court

"There is a considerable imbalance between non-citizens and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) when it comes to information access in deportation proceedings. Created after September 11, one of the original mandates for DHS was to improve intelligence gathering by creating a network of local...

OHAHO on Discovery, Protective Orders: USA v. Durable, Inc.

"Prehearing procedures are ongoing. Shortly before the close of discovery, Durable filed a motion for a protective order addressed to certain of the interrogatories and requests for production that ICE had propounded to the company. The government filed a timely response, captioned as both a response...

Texas v. USA Update: A DOJ 'Advisory,' and Pushback by Plaintiffs

On March 3, 2015, DOJ advised Judge Hanen that USCIS had issued approximately 100,000 three-year EADs for some DACA renewals. The plaintiffs in Texas v. USA pushed back , calling for early discovery.