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A.B.T. v. USCIS: A Nationwide Class Action to Fix the “Asylum Clock” Terms of Settlement

"On April 12, 2013, the plaintiffs in A.B.T. et al. v. USCIS, et al. , represented by the American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center (LAC), the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, and the Seattle law firm Gibbs Houston Pauw, filed a proposed...

Asylum Clock Class Action Settlement FAQ

"A.B.T., et al. v. USCIS, et al. is a nationwide class action that challenged the manner in which the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) determine an asylum applicant’s eligibility for an Employment Authorization...

Federal Judge Approves Settlement Agreement in National Class Action Lawsuit on Work Authorization for Asylum Seekers

"On Monday, November 4, U.S. District Judge Richard Jones ordered the final approval of a nationwide class action settlement agreement . The settlement will help ensure that asylum seekers, who have fled persecution in their home countries, are not unlawfully prevented from working and supporting...

OPPM 13-02: The Asylum Clock

"This Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum (“OPPM”) provides guidance on the asylum clock for proceedings before EOIR." - EOIR, Dec. 2, 2013 .

Feb. 2014 Asylum Clock Class Action Settlement FAQ

Feb. 2014 Asylum Clock Class Action Settlement FAQ