The Plaintiffs, three taxi drivers, appealed the dismissal of their Amended Complaint alleging that Special Agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) McDonald, Riley, and Chow ("ICE Agents”) violated their Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights.
In the recent case of Edwards v. Bryson (2013 WL 4504783 (C.A.3 (Pa.) Aug. 26, 2013), the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit reaffirmed its prior decision in United States v. Moreno (3d Cir. July 3, 2013), in which the court held that a passport will serve as conclusive proof of United States citizenship only if “its holder was actually a citizen of the United States when the passport was issued.”
After the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the U.S. government designated Haiti for temporary protected status (TPS) for a period of 18 months. Under section 244(b)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Secretary is authorized to designate a foreign state for TPS upon finding that such state is experiencing an ongoing armed conflict, an environmental disaster, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions.