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FEDERAL COURT PRELIMINARILY APPROVES CLASSWIDE SETTLEMENT OF CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT CHALLENGING WORKPLACE ICE RAID
Posted on 20 Oct 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Oct. 19, 2022 "On Oct. 19, a federal judge preliminarily approved a class settlement of a lawsuit challenging an April 2018 immigration raid. The settlement provides over $1 million to workers detained as part of the raid, which took place... Read More

Tags: raid , lawsuit , Settlement , ICE

Citizenship Discrimination Settlements (CarMax, Axis Analytics, Capital One Bank, Walmart)
Posted on 22 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Sept. 21, 2022 "The Department of Justice today announced that it entered into another four settlements to resolve claims that companies discriminated against non-U.S. citizens by posting job opportunities with unlawful citizenship status... Read More

ICE’s Ability To Detain Immigrants Through Mass Raids And Traffic Stops Significantly Limited By New Court Settlement
Posted on 8 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIJC, Feb. 8, 2022 "The use of illegal traffic stops and arrest practices by federal immigration enforcement officials will be curtailed under a settlement resolving a lawsuit brought by Chicago area residents detained in ICE sweeps in 2018. Today... Read More

District Court Approves Settlement in Lawsuit Challenging Immigration Agency’s Unlawful Rejection of Over Sixty Thousand Humanitarian Applications
Posted on 20 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILA, NWIRP, July 20, 2021 "Today, a federal district court judge in Oakland, California, approved a final settlement in the case of Vangala v. USCIS , providing relief to over sixty thousand applicants for humanitarian immigration benefits. The... Read More

Tags: Settlement , USCIS

USCIS Notice of Proposed Settlement: Mendez Rojas v. Wolf
Posted on 21 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Aug. 21, 2020 "NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AND HEARING IN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT INVOLVING INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE FILED, OR WILL BE FILING, AN ASYLUM APPLICATION MORE THAN ONE YEAR AFTER ARRIVING IN THE UNITED STATES. MENDEZ ROJAS, ET... Read More

Motel 6 Proposes $7.6M Settlement over Latino Guest Targeting
Posted on 7 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lindsey Bever, Washington Post, Nov. 6, 2018 - "After a nationwide class-action lawsuit against Motel 6, the chain agreed to pay as much as $7.6 million to guests who said their private information was given to U.S. immigration agents, according... Read More

Settlement May Give Second Chance to Asylum Seekers Separated at Border
Posted on 13 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dara Lind, Vox, Sept. 13, 2018 - "The Trump administration has just agreed to give parents who were separated from their children at the US-Mexico border earlier this year a second chance to make asylum claims in the US. The Department of Justice... Read More

News Excerpts From The Nov. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 21 Oct 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Government Shutdown: Impact on I-129 H Visa Extensions and AOS | Via e-Mail on October 18, 2013, USCIS alerted stakeholders that if an H-1B, H-2A, or H-2B petitioner submits evidence establishing that the primary reason for failing to timely file an... Read More

News Excerpts From the Aug. 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 4 Aug 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

New USCIS Director Testifies Before Congress | On July 29, Leon Rodriguez, the new director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, testified at an oversight hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Rodriguez became USCIS director on July... Read More

ICE Targets Another American Citizen for Deportation
Posted on 30 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Joel Rubin and Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 29, 2017 - "Sergio Carrillo had already been handcuffed in the Home Depot parking lot when an officer wearing a Homeland Security uniform appeared. “Homeland Security?” Carrillo asked... Read More

Veggie Packer Settles I-9 Discrimination Claim, Pays $100K Penalty
Posted on 20 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Nov. 16, 2017 - "The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with Washington Potato Company, which operates the Freeze Pack vegetable processing plant located in Pasco, Washington. The agreement resolves... Read More

CA9 on Flores Settlement, Bond Hearings: Flores v. Sessions (July 5, 2017)
Posted on 6 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Flores v. Sessions - "On January 28, 1997, the district court approved a settlement between the plaintiff class and the federal government establishing a “nationwide policy for the detention, release, and treatment of minors in the custody... Read More

Victory in Lawsuit: Spokane Police Will No Longer Unlawfully Detain Immigrants
Posted on 12 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Jan. 10, 2018 - "On January 9, 2018, Gabriel Gomez and the City of Spokane reached a final settlement in a lawsuit Mr. Gomez filed last August over a police officer having unlawfully detained him after he was the victim of a car accident. Under... Read More

IJ Tabaddor's First Amendment Rights Vindicated, DOJ Capitulates
Posted on 4 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cooley LLP, Nov. 3, 2015 - "Cooley announced today the resolution of a suit against the Department of Justice ("DOJ") on behalf of sitting Immigration Judge A. Ashley Tabaddor. The lawsuit challenged an order imposed by the DOJ recusing... Read More

Denver Sheriff Dept. Settles I-9 Citizenship Discrimination Complaints with DOJ
Posted on 23 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Nov. 21, 2016 - "The Justice Department reached a settlement today resolving claims that the Denver Sheriff Department discriminated against work-authorized immigrants in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The Denver Sheriff... Read More