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Narenji v. Civiletti

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
617 F.2d 745 (1979)


Facts

The Attorney General established a new federal regulation which required all nonimmigrant alien post-secondary students from Iran to report to an immigration officer to provide information on their residency and immigration status. If a student failed to report, then he would be subject to deportation proceedings. This regulation was a response to Iran's takeover of the United States embassy and the hostage crisis that followed. Narenji (plaintiff) sued the Attorney General, arguing that the regulation violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The district court found the regulation unconstitutional, and the government appealed to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Robb, J.)

Concurrence (MacKinnon, J.)

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