IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 6, 2009
PRATAP SINGH, PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL CHERTOFF, SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY, ET AL. DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, Jr. United States District Judge
FOURTH JOINT STIPULATION RE: EXTENSION OF TIME IN WHICH TO FILE DEFENDANTS' ANSWER AND ORDER
This is an immigration case in which plaintiff has challenged the delay in the adjudication of his immigrant petition by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS). The Court has previously granted the government three stipulated extensions of time in which to answer, until January 24, 2008.
Since the last stipulation, all documents have been transmitted to the United States consulate in New Delhi. The applicants have been scheduled for an interview on January 27, 2009. It is anticipated that the adjudication will occur shortly after the interview.
Accordingly, the parties stipulate to a fourth extension of time in which to file the government's answer to the complaint, until March 24, 2009.
Pursuant to this Joint Stipulation and for the reasons stated therein, IT IS HEREBY
ORDERED that the date for filing the government's Answer to the complaint is extended to March 24, 2009.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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