Immigration Law

Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Work Permit Delays: NWIRP v. USCIS

"Plaintiffs challenge Defendants’ policies and practices of unlawfully delaying adjudication of applications for employment authorization and refusing to issue interim employment authorization. ... Individual Plaintiffs seek to represent the following nationwide class:

Noncitizens who have filed or will file an application for employment authorization that was not or will not be adjudicated within the required regulatory timeframe, comprising those who:

1. Have filed or will file an application for employment authorization under 8 C.F.R. § 274a.13, and who are entitled or will be entitled to interim employment authorization under 8 C.F.R. § 274a.13(d) but who have not received or will not receive employment authorization or interim employment authorization (the “90-Day Subclass”); or

2. Have filed or will file an application for employment authorization under 8 C.F.R. § 208.7, and who are entitled or will be entitled to employment authorization under 8 C.F.R. § 208.7(a)(1), but who have not received or will not receive employment authorization or interim employment authorization (the “30-Day Subclass”)." - NWIRP v. USCIS, filed May 22, 2015.