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TPS Beneficiaries Sue Cuccinelli
Posted on 26 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, Aug. 26, 2020 "CLINIC, along with Democracy Forward Foundation, Montagut & Sobral PC, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, represents seven Temporary Protected Status beneficiaries and CARECEN in a lawsuit against the Trump administration... Read More

Coalition Sues DHS Over USCIS Fee Rule
Posted on 21 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ILRC, Aug. 21, 2020 "The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) today announced it had joined a coalition of 8 of the nation’s leading immigrants’ rights organizations in filing a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security... Read More

Legitimacy of Wolf, Cuccinelli in Jeopardy
Posted on 14 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Aug. 13, 2020 the feds dropped their appeal in L.M.-M. v. Cuccinelli . This means the March 1, 2020 district court ruling stands. More here . On Aug. 14, 2020 the GAO concluded : "Upon Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation on April 10... Read More

Tags: wolf , Cuccinelli , USCIS , DHS

Cuccinelli Appointment Unlawful, Directives Stricken: L.M.-M. v. Cuccinelli
Posted on 2 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Democracy Forward, Mar. 1, 2020 "A federal court ruled on March 1st, that the Trump administration illegally appointed Ken Cuccinelli to serve as Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). As a result, the Court concluded... Read More

Tags: Cuccinelli , USCIS

Court Holds Feds in Contempt: J.L. v. Cuccinelli
Posted on 20 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

LCCRSF, Feb. 19, 2020 "A federal court held the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in civil contempt for wrongfully deporting five young immigrants and failing to notify their attorneys –... Read More

Notice of Final Class Action Settlement – J.L. v. Cuccinelli
Posted on 3 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 18, 2019 "This webpage is intended to notify you of the final class action settlement in J.L. v. Cuccinelli , 18-CV-4914 (N.D. Cal.). For more details, you may access the final settlement agreement (PDF, 2.03 MB) . Notice of Final... Read More

Trump Got His Wall, After All
Posted on 26 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rachel Morris, Highline, Nov. 24, 2019 "IN THE TWO YEARS AND 308 DAYS THAT DONALD Trump has been president, he has constructed zero miles of wall along the southern border of the United States. He has, to be fair, replaced or reinforced 76 miles... Read More

Who's In Charge At USCIS?
Posted on 26 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rebecca Rainey, Politico, Nov. 26, 2019 "Ken Cuccinelli is still acting head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, lawyers for the Trump administration said in a court filing Monday, even though USCIS Deputy Director Mark Koumans was designated... Read More

Cuccinelli's 'Asylum and Internal Relocation Guidance' Sure to Spawn Litigation
Posted on 31 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On July 26, 2019 USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli posted this guidance : "A message sent by the acting director to USCIS asylum officers regarding asylum and internal relocation guidance. Release Date: July 26, 2019 The crisis... Read More

Ken Cuccinelli, USCIS and the FVRA: Steve Vladeck
Posted on 10 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Steve Vladeck, June 10, 2019 " The last time I wrote about the Trump administration’s abuse of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA) of 1998 , I opened with Yogi Berra’s famous quip that “it’s like déjà vu... Read More

Cuccinelli Named Acting Director of USCIS
Posted on 10 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, June 10, 2019 "Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan today announced that Kenneth T. (Ken) Cuccinelli will serve as the new acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), effective June 10... Read More

Tags: Cuccinelli , USCIS