5th Circ. Revives Twice-Deported Texas Man's Citizenship Bid

Law360 (May 15, 2019, 4:33 PM EDT) -- A Fifth Circuit panel revived a Texas man’s bid to be declared an American citizen, finding on Tuesday that his latest suit had remedied one of the key problems raised during his previous attempt for a citizenship declaration.

In a published opinion, the trio of judges concluded that the lower court was wrong to find that Juan Sandoval-Lopez’s lawsuit was precluded by an earlier lawsuit he had filed, which had been thrown out on jurisdictional grounds because he’d filed it from a U.S. port of entry. That lawsuit is seeking a judicial declaration that he is an American citizen despite having...

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Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

2465 - Other Immigration Actions 

Date Filed

March 1, 2018

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