Judge Jeffrey S. White, Northern California U.S. District Court

Judge Jeffrey S. White

Northern California U.S. District Court

Jeffrey Steven White was born in September 1945 in New York City. He earned an undergraduate degree from Queens College, City University of New York, and received a Juris Doctor from the University at Buffalo Law School. He served as an attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice for a total of two years and was the interim Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. He entered into private practice in San Francisco.

White was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He was confirmed by the Senate and received his commission in November 2002.

In the News…

In July, the Department of Homeland Security issued fee increases for the cost of citizenship and other immigration applications and said they were intended to help shore up the cash-strapped agency that processes most immigration applications.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White of the Northern District of California issued a nationwide preliminary injunction, ruling that allowing the changes to go ahead while a lawsuit on the matter is ongoing could irreparably harm immigrants who couldn’t afford the new fees.

“If it takes effect, it will prevent vulnerable and low-income applicants from applying for immigration benefits, block access to the humanitarian protections, and will expose populations to further danger,” Judge White wrote.

According to Homeland Security, most fee waivers for low-income immigrants would have been eliminated under the changes.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Judge White today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Jeffrey S. White
Northern California U.S. District Court
Oakland Courthouse
1301 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612


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