93 F.2d 41 (9th Cir. 1937), 8642, Ex parte Nunez

Docket Nº:8642.
Citation:93 F.2d 41
Party Name:Ex parte NUNEZ. [a1] v. NUNEZ. CARR, District Director of Immigration,
Case Date:December 01, 1937
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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93 F.2d 41 (9th Cir. 1937)

Ex parte NUNEZ. [a1]

CARR, District Director of Immigration,



No. 8642.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

December 1, 1937

Ben Harrison, U.S. Atty., and Leo V. Silverstein and Francis Whelan, Asst. U.S. Attys., all of Los Angeles, Cal., for appellant.

David C. Marcus, of Los Angeles, Cal., for appellee.

Before DENMAN, STEPHENS, and HEALY, Circuit Judges.

STEPHENS, Circuit Judge.

This is an appeal by the government from an order, issued in a habeas corpus proceeding, that Dolores Lopez Nunez, hereinafter referred to as the petitioner, be discharged from further custody or restraint of the immigration officers and not be deported.

Petitioner had been arrested by immigration officers and, after due hearings, the Department of Labor issued a warrant directing the deportation of the petitioner on the ground that she was a person who at the time on entry 'was likely to become' a public charge (8 U.S.C.A. § 136) and who 'within five years after entry' had become a public charge 'from causes not affirmatively shown to have arisen subsequent to landing' (8 U.S.C.A. § 155). At this hearing evidence was adduced substantiating the following facts.

Petitioner, an alien, has continuously resided in the United States since 1922 except for several short visits to Mexico. Her three minor children are American born. Until his fatal illness in 1931, petitioner's husband supported the family. Since returning from her last visit to Mexico in 1934, petitioner had been receiving $2.25 monthly with grocery orders and some clothes, and her three children had been receiving $10 monthly government support each. Petitioner, with her three children, lived with her mother, her sister, and a nephew. The sister earned $15 weekly. Petitioner had been receiving public support for two years prior to 1934, and had been receiving hospital and clinical governmental aid off and on since 1931. There is evidence indicative of petitioner's poor health.

The trial court made no findings of unfairness or discrimination.

In deportation proceedings 'the decision of the Secretary of Labor is final.' 8 U.S.C.A. 155.

The findings of the Secretary of Labor are not subject to review in a habeas corpus proceeding if there is any evidence to support them. Costanzo v. Tillinghast, Commissioner of Immigration (1932)...

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