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H4 Visa EAD Lawsuit – Official Court Documents filed by DHS, SAVE Jobs USA

All the court documents filed by DHS, SAVE Jobs and the Court Decision documents will be tracked on the page. Latest update on top.

September 16th,  2019(Official ) : All 3 parties updated court with their responses to court order. Check below documents. 

 DHS Response to Court 

 Save Jobs Response to Court 

 ImmigrationVoice Response to Court 

September 11th,  2019(Official ) : Court issued order to show cause why the oral argument need to happen. Both parties have to respond by Sep 16th on this. See below for the order.

 Court Order for Show Cause – Oral Hearing

September 10th,  2019(Official ) : DHS Updated Court today that H4 EAD rule removal is submitted to OMB / OIRA for review as per executive order 12866 and it is pending with them. Below is the actual document

 DHS Submitted Document on H4 EAD Rule Removal status

September 5th,  2019(Official ) : Court issued an order to submit the status of the H4 EAD rule removal by Sep 10th, including physical copies. Below is the copy of the order given by Court.

Court Order  to DHS – Submit H4 EAD rule removal status

July 5th,  2019(Official ) : Immigration Voice re-filed their Intervenor Brief and a letter indicating the changes with court today. You can check out the documents below.

Corrected Intervenor Brief by Immigration Voice Filed in Court

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Letter Indicating the Corrected Intervenor Brief Filed by Immigration Voice

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July 1st,  2019(Official ) : Save Jobs USA re-filed their Opening and Reply Brief Documents and a letter indicating the same with court today. You can check out the documents below.

Corrected Opening Brief by Save Jobs USA Filed in Court

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Corrected Reply Brief Filed by Save Jobs USA in Court

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Letter Indicating the Corrected Briefs Filed by Save Jobs USA

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June 21st, 2019(Official ) : Court published an order with Oral Argument Date for September 27th, 2019. See below order

Court Order for Oral Argument Date for H4 EAD Lawsuit.

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April 29th, 2019(Official ) : Save Jobs USA submitted their Appellant’s Reply brief today, it is a 37 page document. Check it out below.

Save Jobs USA – Appellant Reply Brief filed with Court

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April 8th, 2019(Official ) : Immigration Voice and Team  Submitted their Two Intervenor’s briefs today, one by them alone and second along with others. See below documents.

Immigration Voice Only Intervenor’s Brief – Second Document filed with Court

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Immigration Voice and Team Intervenor’s Brief Document filed with Court

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April 1st, 2019(Official ) : DHS Submitted their appellee’s brief late night.

DHS Appellee’s Brief Document Filed with Court for H4 EAD Lawsuit

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March 14th, 2019(Official ) : Court approved DH’s request to extend the date to April 1st, 2019.  Check below document for new dates.

Court approves DHS request to extend dates to April 1st, 2019

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March 12th, 2019(Official ) : DHS has requested Court to extend their date by 14 days due to pre-planned court hearing travels, leave. They have asked the new date to be April 1st.

DHS Motion to Extend the deadlines by another 14 days to April 1st, 2019

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January 23rd,  2018 ( Official ): DHS Filed motion to enlarge the dates requesting the deadlines move again by 30 days based on the Govt shutdown and the issues and Court granted the 30 days extended deadline. 

DHS Motion to Extend the deadlines by 30 days

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Court Decision Granting the  30 days extension with new dates to March 2019.

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January 18th,  2018 ( Official ): DHS Filed motion to hold the dates and put the case on Hold, but Court denied the request.  Below are the documents.

DHS Motion to Hold the case in Abeyance and Hold Deadlines

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Court Decision Motion Denied

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January 16th,  2018 ( Official ): Save Jobs USA filed the replacement Brief documents and Appendix in the court as per their deadline in court. Below are their documents.

Save Jobs USA Replacement Brief Document Filed with Court for H4 EAD Lawsuit

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Save Jobs USA Filed Appendix Supporting the Replacement Brief submitted in Court for H4 EAD Lawsuit

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December 17th,  2018 ( Official ): Court issued orders to remove case from abeyance (dormant state) and gave dates for submitting new opening brief ( supporting documentation and info for their lawsuit) to SAVE Jobs and given dates for the same from Jan to March 2019. ImmigrationVoice team also got the request accepted to intervene and present their facts and findings in the lawsuit. Below are the official court documents.

Court Order with New Orders to remove H4 EAD Lawsuit case from Abeyance, Submit New Briefs

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Court Order with Dates for Submitting New Briefs for H4 EAD Court Case by all parties and replies.

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September 21th,  2018 ( Official ): DHS filed response to the motion filed by SAVE Jobs in court requesting to hold the case as it is as they are working swiftly and said they would very likely submit the proposed rule to OMB within 3 months. They contest all the claims by SAVE jobs as not true and it is process that they need to follow and give them some more time.

SAVE Jobs USA Motion on H4 EAD rule filed with Court on September 21st, 2018 .

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September 11th,  2018 ( Official )SAVE Jobs USA has filed a motion in court asking the court to conduct briefing and oral argument very soon. It is pretty lengthy 11 page document submitted by SAVE Jobs USA that highlights the delays and says nothing has moved in the last year and half and if it goes at this pace, it will take years for this case to be closed and they say “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied”.

SAVE Jobs USA Motion on H4 EAD rule filed with Court in September 2018 .

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August 20th, 2018 ( Official ) : Latest court update submitted by USCIS on the H4 EAD. USCIS stand does not change on publishing the rule, it is under review by OMB, can take around 30 days or more for the next steps.

DHS Update to Court that H4 EAD removal regulation in August 2018.

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May 23rd, 2018 ( Official ) : Court update filed by DHS that they are in final clearance and will be sent to OMB for review and their plans remain unchanged for publication of NPRM for H4 EAD Removal   Below is  the official document filed with court.

DHS Update to Court that H4 EAD removal regulation is in final steps of clearance and planned for NPRM.

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February 28th, 2018 ( Official ) : Court update filed by DHS that tells that they need to do more revisions and  cannot submit the  regulation on time. They anticipate that it will be June 2018, when they can submit the proposed regulation to Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance  in time for publication.  Below are the two documents.

DHS Update to Court that H4 EAD removal regulation anticipated for June 2018

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DHS Signed Document  to Court that H4 EAD removal regulation anticipated for June 2018

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February 21st, 2018 ( Official ) : Court Order for the motions filed. Bascially, court ordered to keep the case in abeyance and asked DHS to report status in 90 days and denied motion by SAVE Jobs for oral hearing. Original court  document

DHS Order to hold the H4 EAD Rule case in Abeyance

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December 22nd, 2017 ( Official ) : Both DHS and SAVE Jobs have filed respective motions, one to hold the case in abeyance (hold), other fo oral argument and not hold the case in abeyance. Below are the official court documents. 

DHS Motion to hold the case in Abeyance

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SAVE Jobs USA Motion to have the Oral Argument and NOT hold the case in Abeyance

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  1. “DHS filed response to the motion filed by SAVE Jobs in court requesting to hold the case as it is as they are working swiftly and will submit the final rule to OMB within 3 months.”

    is wrong,
    1) It is initial or proposed rule, not final!
    2) “anticipated” is the word used in the filing, does not mean “will” for sure.

    Please correct the misleading info, thanks.


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