EAJA Awards

Agency Agency subcomponent Name Award date Award amount Awardees Claims description Finding basis Actions
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) REDACTED v. Barr
$ 21,220
REDACTED Petition for review Agency had no authority to detain or order removal where petitioner showed that he acquired citizenship. Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) REDACTED v. Barr
$ 107,204
REDACTED Petition for review Executive Office of Immigration Review did not take into account all relevant information, including mental competency, when making particularly serious crime determination & EOIR's interpretation of the immigration statutes not entitled to deference. Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) REDACTED v. Sessions Null REDACTED Habeas corpus/temporary restraining order Null Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Frimmel Management v. USA
$ 92,000
Frimmel Management, LLC 4th amendment evidence suppression issue. ALJ refused to suppress employment records obtained during ICE investigation. Omissions and distortions in local law enforcement search warrant affidavits violated the Fourth Amendment. Evidence obtained by agency therefore constituted fruit of unlawful search. Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) I.J. v. Keeton Null I.J. Habeas/temporary restraining order Null Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) REDACTED v. Figueroa Null REDACTED Habeas/temporary restraining order Null Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) REDACTED v. Jennings
$ 7,074
REDACTED Habeas/stay of removal Immigration judge and Board of Immigration Appeals violated due process. Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) REDACTED v. Sessions Null REDACTED Habeas petition Null Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) REDACTED v. Sessions Null REDACTED Habeas petition Null Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Sicat v. Barr
$ 35,623
REDACTED Petition for review of BIA denial to reopen denial of adjustment of status. Subject claimed not to have received hearing notices. Court held that plaintiff rebutted the presumption that notice was delivered. Remanded to BIA. EAJA claim was settled. Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Sanchez v. Barr
$ 8,000
REDACTED Petition for review of BIA decision denying petitioners' untimely request for reopening based on an allegation of ineffective assistance of former counsel. Petitioners claimed their former attorneys were ineffective because those attorneys told them not to file for asylum. The former attorneys filed an application for cancellation of removal that was denied. The Court determined that the Board abused its discretion in denying Petitioners' motion to reopen as untimely. The Court explained that the Board failed to consider Petitioners' contentions that the notario and attorney who prepared their 2003 asylum and cancellation of removal applications provided false information in the applications and failed to solicit information concerning the asylum claim. 755 F. App'x at 668 (citing Sagaydak v. Gonzales, 405 F.3d 1035, 1040 (9th Cir. 2005)). The Board's failure to address those contentions, the Court stated, "undermines its grounds for rejecting equitable tolling of the filing deadline because the BIA's analysis relies on dates and other information in those applications that petitioners allege were falsely provided due to the ineffective assistance." Id. The Court further determined that the Board failed to explain its conclusion that Petitioners, "having alleged that the female petitioner was persecuted by a local political figure, and was rebuffed when she sought assistant from local authorities, did not present a colorable asylum claim." Id. (citing Lin v. Ashcroft, 377 F.3d 1014, 1027 (9th Cir. 2004) (in assessing whether a petitioner was prejudiced by incompetent counsel, this court "must consider the underlying merits of the case to come to a tentative conclusion as to whether [the petitioner's] claim, if properly presented, would be viable")Remanded to BIA. EAJA claim was settled. Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Nabatanzi v. Barr
$ 26,588
REDACTED Petition for review of BIA decision affirming IJ denial of asylum and CAT. Remanded to BIA. EAJA claim was settled. Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Chuvac v. McAleenan
$ 1,000
REDACTED Mandamus seeking de novo adjudication or remand of naturalization application. Remanded to USCIS. Case was settled. Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Sluisar v. Sessions
$ 26,560
REDACTED Petition for review of BIA decision affirming IJ denial of asylum and CAT. Remanded to BIA. EAJA claim was settled. Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Ticas-Guillen v. Sessions
$ 10,000
REDACTED Petition for review of BIA decision affirming IJ denial of asylum and CAT. Court asserted that BIA incorrectly affirmed IJ's decision that petitioner's particular social group "women in El Salvador" was too broad. Remanded to BIA. EAJA claim was settled. Show