Yang v. Reno, Civ. A. No. 1:CV-93-1702.

Citation852 F. Supp. 316
Decision Date05 January 1994
Docket NumberCiv. A. No. 1:CV-93-1702.
PartiesYANG You Yi, et al., Petitioners, v. Janet RENO, et al., Respondents.
CourtUnited States District Courts. 3th Circuit. United States District Court of Middle District of Pennsylvania

Beverly J. Points, Patricia J. Butler, Barley, Snyder, Senft & Cohen, York, PA, Lory D. Rosenberg, Washington, DC, for Yang You Yi.

Beverly J. Points, Barley, Snyder, Senft & Cohen, York, PA, Lory D. Rosenberg, Washington, DC, for Yee Bong Won.

Christopher William Reichow, York, PA, Lory D. Rosenberg, Washington, DC, for Li Guang Feng.

Thomas D. O'Shea, York, PA, Lory D. Rosenberg, Washington, DC, for Chen Chu Su.

Craig T. Trebilcock, Stock and Leader, York, PA, Lory D. Rosenberg, Washington, DC, for Pin Lin.

David H. Weinstein, Kohn, Savett, Klein & Graf, Anthony B. Haller, Frances P. Rayer, Pepper, Hamilton & Sheetz, Robert S. Kitchenoff, Seth Grossman, Kohn, Nast & Graf, P.C., Philadelphia, PA, Lory D. Rosenberg, Washington, DC, Sharon J. Phillips, New York City, for Pan Young Zhong.

Paul Cokely, Jr., Lebanon, PA, Lory D. Rosenberg, Washington, DC, for So Gee Dong.

Kevin M. Donovan, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia, PA, Lory D. Rosenberg, Washington, DC, for Chang Chun Lu.

John M. Ogden, York, PA, Lory D. Rosenberg, Washington, DC, for Xin-Fei Zhang, Tong Wai Zhang.

Stephen D. Converse, York, PA, Lory D. Rosenberg, Washington, DC, for Dai Min Lu.

Anthony J. Hom, Hwang and Nix, P.C., Philadelphia, PA, Lory D. Rosenberg, Washington, DC, for Shi Chun Zheng.

Joshua D. Cohen, Hartman, Underhill and Brubaker, Lancaster, PA, Lory D. Rosenberg, Washington, DC, for Chun Hua Lin.

Lisa A. Baird, HIAS and Counsel, Washington, DC, for Chen Xing.

Thomas M. Place, The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, PA, Lory D. Rosenberg, Washington, DC, for Shuidi Zheng.

Timothy J. Shultis, Crabbs & Frey, Hanover, PA, Lory D. Rosenberg, Washington, DC, for Guo Zhen Xie.

Lory D. Rosenberg, Washington, DC, for all petitioners.

N. Christopher Menges, Menges & Snyder, York, PA, for Li Yun-You.

Vivian B. Narehood, Gibbel, Kraybill & Hess, Lancaster, PA, for Lin Ming Long.

Ann Carr, Lancaster, PA, for Dek Fun Lin, Sing Chou Chung.

Marc G. Tarlow, Kain, Brown & Roberts, York, PA, for Zhong Chen.

Gavin W. Markey, York, PA, for Wang Chao Lin.

Gavin W. Markey, York, PA, for Nian Ren Ling.

Tsiwen M. Law, Hwang & Nix, Philadelphia, PA, for Yeng Ming Lin.

Mary A. McDougall, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia, PA, for Jong Chan Bin.

Michael Jay Krout, Morris & Vedder, York, PA, for Zeng Hua Zheng.

John R. Elliott, York, PA, for Cheng Yung Kwon.

Jessamyne M. Simon, Jill E. Garfinkle, Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz, Philadelphia, PA, for Rui Qui Huang.

Cindi L. Dresdner, New York City, for Shi-Mu Chen.

Kurt A. Blake, York, PA, for Gui Lin Cheng.

Jennifer H. Matson, York, PA, for Ren Yan Yang.

David J. Maisch, Brogue, PA, for Yong Zheng.

Charles Andrew Rausch, York, PA, for Kwai Sung Cheng.

Daniel M. Pell, York, PA, for Chen Xue Jian.

Joseph McHale, Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, Philadelphia, PA, for Yi Hong Lin.

Frank Countess, York, PA, for Guo Zhi Lee.

Emma L. Oh, Philadelphia, PA, for Jian Le Shi.

Melanie Albert Zampini, York, PA, for Wu Chao.

Gerald A. Lord, Law Offices of J. Christian Ness, York, PA, for Xing-Kwong Zheng.

Loura A. Selfe, Atlee & Hall, Lancaster, PA, for Xue Yao Lin.

Timothy J. Bergere, Willan F. Joseph, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, Philadelphia, PA, for Jian Bin Lin.

Terry Peyser Blynn, York, PA, for Wing Jong Jung.

Hanna A. Dunlap, Barley Snyder Senft & Cohen, Lancaster, PA, for Bin Hua Zheng.

Katherine Pandelidis Granbois, Harrisburg, PA, for Xiang Gui Cao.

Judith Musselman, Harrisburg, PA, for Xuoxun Lee.

Sarah M. Bricknell, Buchanan Ingersoll, P.C., Harrisburg, PA, for Chai Kan Ching.

John B. Consevage, Harrisburg, PA, for Wang Ai Ming.

William D. Lenahan, Buchanan Ingersoll, P.C., Harrisburg, PA, for Jia Jian Wang.

Eileen Shimizu, Philadelphia, PA, for He Ping Cao, Zeng-Ping Lui, Kou Zhang Cheng, Gong Shi, Cai Wan Chen.

William H. Poole, Jr., York, PA, for Yue Feng Lee.

Jared Ward Ingersoll, Hanover, PA, for Zhao Shan Zhao.

Enid H. Adler, North Wales, PA, for Fen-Hou Chen.

Craig F. Wilson, Wilson & Associates, P.C., New York City, for Chong Sheng Qu, Bao Qiao Zhang, Zhen Haun Weng, Kang Di Weng, Cheng Xiao Dai, Guo Ping Yeh.

Xue-Dee Chen, pro se.

Mao-Jiang Lin, pro se.

Wen-Hao Chen, pro se.

Jian Fu Chai, pro se.

De Hui Chen, pro se.

Ji Li Zheng, pro se.

Fu Sing Zheng, pro se.

Ye Zing Chai, pro se.

Guo Ping Yeh, pro se.

Fa Yu Zhuang, pro se.

Zhou Chang, pro se.

Shi J Zheng, pro se.

Zhong Zhou, pro se.

Lian Bing Zheng, pro se.

Zhai Young Zhu, pro se.

Joel H. Cavadel, York, PA, for Zhai Young Zhu.

Xue Can Zou, pro se.

Xye Rong Zhan, pro se.

Au Zia Zhao, pro se.

Yue Feng Zhang, pro se.

Da He Zheng, pro se.

Shan Cien Zhang, pro se.

Nan Wei Zhang, pro se.

Hua Yi Zhon, pro se.

Ye Song, pro se.

Gin Guan Wu, pro se.

Yee Jan Wong, pro se.

Xin Chang Shang, pro se.

Zhong Wu Lou, pro se.

Huseh Ta Tang, pro se.

Wang Wu Dong, pro se.

Wang Guan Jun, pro se.

You Shui Wang, pro se.

Zim Sheng Whang, pro se.

Si Ou, pro se.

Li Tun Cheng, pro se.

Pan Shao Min, pro se.

You Quan Lin, pro se.

Bi Sheng Liu, pro se.

Xu Yong Lu, pro se.

Lu Tian Hao, pro se.

Ghuan Li Liu, pro se.

Jia Wen Liu, pro se.

Rui Kan Lin, pro se.

Xiang Keng Lin, pro se.

Kong Zhi Li, pro se.

Duan Sheng Lin, pro se.

Zhon Guan Li, pro se.

Jin Lim Fu, pro se.

Zhe Shung Jain, pro se.

Hyei Gwor, pro se.

Wing-Hon Cheng, pro se.

Dai Zi He, pro se.

Zhi Ping Gao, pro se.

Xiang Nmu Gao, pro se.

Yi Cheng Dong, pro se.

Ei Young Giang, pro se.

Son Shing Dong, pro se.

Jia Reng Dong, pro se.

Chi Chi Chung, pro se.

Wor Oi Chin, pro se.

Zhu F. Cheng, pro se.

Son Ching Cheng, pro se.

Gin Sen Cheng, pro se.

Tia Sian Chen, pro se.

Kan Guan Chen, pro se.

Kai Q. Zeng, pro se.

Guo Cheng Lin, pro se.

Xiang Guan Cai, pro se.

Chong Gu Sheng, pro se.

Xin Sing Zhou, pro se.

Yong Qui Chi, pro se.

Yong Ging Wu, pro se.

Cian Gluan Yong, pro se.

Cheng Ye Wu, pro se.

Ming Guang Liu, pro se.

Chun Lin Jin, pro se.

Po Chow Chun, pro se.

Jan Yon Chung, pro se.

Edward L. Crow, York, PA, for Chang Qing Zhou.

Robert R. Long, Jr., U.S. Attorney's Office, Harrisburg, PA, Lauri Stephen Filppu, Philemina McNeill Jones, Office of Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for George Maugans.

Robert R. Long, Jr., U.S. Attorney's Office, Harrisburg, PA, Lauri Stephen Filppu, Philemina McNeill Jones, Office of Immigration Litigation, Alexander H. Shapiro, Dept. of Justice, Civ. Div., Washington, DC, for David L. Milhollen.

Lauri Stephen Filppu, Philemina McNeill Jones, Office of Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for Richard J. Sharkey.

Lauri Stephen Filppu, Philemina McNeill Jones, Office of Immigration Litigation, Alexander H. Shapiro, Dept. of Justice, Civ. Div., Washington, DC, for J. Scott Blackman.

Lauri Stephen Filppu, Philemina McNeill Jones, Office of Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for U.S. I.N.S., Executive Office for Immigration Review, Richard J. Sharkey, Janet Reno, Doris Meissner.

Joseph J. Terz, Robert R. Long, Jr., U.S. Attorney's Office, Harrisburg, PA, for all respondents.

Kathleen Blanchard, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia, PA.

Sharon J. Phillips, New York City.

Gordon Quan, Chair, Immigration Comm. Asian Pacific Amer. Bar Assn., Houston, TX, for amicus, The Nat. Asian Pacific American Bar Ass'n.

MEMORANDUM

RAMBO, Chief Judge.

Before the court are the motions of Petitioner Yong Zhong Pan for permanent class certification and for a preliminary injunction. Briefs have been filed and the motions are ripe for disposition.

Background

The background of this case was set forth in detail in this court's order of November 24, 1993. Petitioners in this consolidated action are citizens of the People's Republic of China ("PRC") who were arrested and detained after the grounding of the Golden Venture in New York Harbor in June 1993 and who are currently subject to final orders of exclusion.

Approximately 120 Golden Venture detainees currently are housed in the York County Prison, a facility located in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Many of the detainees, including Petitioner Pan and the other individual Petitioners in this action, have filed claims for asylum. After their asylum claims were rejected and their subsequent administrative remedies exhausted, the individual Petitioners filed the instant habeas actions.

At this point, more than fifteen aliens have filed individual petitions challenging final orders of exclusion.1 Because the petitions raised many similar issues and counsel were filing virtually identical motions for temporary and permanent relief, the court consolidated the individual actions under the above caption and urged counsel for Petitioners to coordinate their efforts to reduce unnecessary repetition of motions and briefs.

On November 17, 1993, Petitioner Pan filed an amended petition/complaint seeking, inter alia, class certification and interim class relief. Petitioner requested that the court certify the following class pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 23(b)(1) and (b)(2):

All persons who, as nationals of the People's Republic of China, are or in the future may be applicants for withholding of deportation from and/or asylum in the United States, in whole or in part because they have a clear probability (for withholding of deportation) or well-founded fear (for asylum) of persecution on account of coerced population control policies of the People's Republic of China.

(Class Certification Mot. at 2.)

Petitioner's class claims focus on the application of a Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") precedent decision, Matter of Chang, Int.Dec. No. 3107 (BIA 1989), to his claim. Specifically, Petitioner identifies the class issues as follows:

(1) whether the BIA, with the support or acquiescence of the other defendants,
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