UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 22, 2012
TITLE JAE MOON CHUNG, ET AL.
U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, ET AL.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Present: The Honorable Andrew J. Guilford
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
Lisa Bredahl Not Present Deputy Clerk Court Reporter / Recorder Tape No.
Attorneys Present for Plaintiffs: Attorneys Present for Defendants:
Proceedings: [IN CHAMBERS] ORDER DISMISSING CASE FOR LACK
OF SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION
On December 6, 2010, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") denied Plaintiffs' petition to remove conditions on their permanent resident statuses. (Complaint, Dkt. No. 1, at 16.) Plaintiffs filed a Complaint with this Court on August 21, 2012, alleging that Plaintiffs' immigration petition was unlawfully denied by USCIS. On August 29, 2012, the Court ordered Plaintiffs to demonstrate why this Court would have jurisdiction over this case. (Order to Show Cause, Dkt. No. 5.) To support jurisdiction, Plaintiffs argue, among other things, that Plaintiffs were unable to seek redress as they were not yet subject to removal proceedings. (Id. at 2.) But removal proceedings have since been initiated. (Defendant's Brief in Response to Order to Show Cause at 8.)
Because the removal proceedings pending in the Immigration Court, and the associated appeal process, will provide appropriate review of USCIS's decision, Plaintiffs have failed to show cause why this Court has subject matter jurisdiction. Further, the Court finds that the deficiencies of the complaint could not be cured by amendment. Thus, this case is DISMISSED with prejudice for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
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