209 F.Supp. 637 (S.D.N.Y. 1962), 62 Civ. 191, Ng Kam Fook v. Esperdy

Docket Nº:62 Civ. 191.
Citation:209 F.Supp. 637
Party Name:NG KAM FOOK, Plaintiff, v. P. A. ESPERDY, as District Director of Immigration and Naturalization Service, New York District, Defendant.
Case Date:February 19, 1962
Court:United States District Courts, 2nd Circuit, Southern District of New York
 
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209 F.Supp. 637 (S.D.N.Y. 1962)

NG KAM FOOK, Plaintiff,

v.

P. A. ESPERDY, as District Director of Immigration and Naturalization Service, New York District, Defendant.

62 Civ. 191.

United States District Court, S.D. New York

Feb. 19, 1962

Abraham Lebenkoff, New York City, Jules E. Coven, New York City, of counsel, for plaintiff.

Robert M. Morgenthau, U.S. Atty. for Southern District of New York, Roy Babitt, Sp. Asst. U.S. Atty., Southern

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District of New York, of counsel, for defendant.

METZNER, District Judge.

Defendant moves for summary judgment in this action for a declaratory judgment which seeks to review an order of the District Director of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, directing the deportation of the plaintiff to Hong Kong pursuant to a warrant of deportation.

Plaintiff is a Chinese seaman who jumped ship and, after a hearing, was ordered deported. Upon the issuance of the warrant of deportation, the plaintiff requested a stay pursuant to section 243(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, on the ground that he would be subject to persecution if returned to the mainland of China. The stay was granted. He then applied for a special non-quota visa pursuant to 8 U.S.C.A. § 1255(b), in which application he again claimed that he would be subject to persecution if returned to the Chinese mainland. This application was denied.

Section 243(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C.A. § 1253(a)) sets forth the procedures that must be followed by the Attorney General in effecting the deportation of an alien. Step No. 1 provides that the alien shall be deported to a country designated by him if that country is willing to accept him. Step No. 2 contemplates the deportation of an alien to the country of which he is a subject national, or citizen, if such country is willing to accept him. If such country refuses to accept the alien, then deportation shall be effected as provided by Step No. 3. Step No. 3 allows for deportation to any one of 7 categories of countries within the discretion of the Attorney General.

The plaintiff has not indicated a country to which he desires to be deported. The Service has not made inquiry of the authorities on the Chinese mainland to see if they would accept plaintiff. Plaintiff claims that he is a subject national...

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