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Notice of Proposed Settlement & Hearing in 'Reasonable Fear Determination' Class Action: Alfaro Garcia v. Johnson
Posted on 27 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AND HEARING IN CLASS ACTION INVOLVING DETAINED NON-CITIZENS WHO ARE AWAITING A “REASONABLE FEAR DETERMINATION” ALFARO GARCIA, ET AL. V. JOHNSON, ET AL., Case No. 4:14-cv-01775-YGR IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT... 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

USCIS Policy Memo: Duran Gonzalez Settlement Implementation (Aug. 25, 2015)
Posted on 27 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SUBJECT : Additional Guidance for Implementation of the Settlement Agreement in Duran Gonzalez v. Department of Homeland Security—Adjudication of Requests for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Motions to Reopen Certain Consent to... Read More

Implementation of the Settlement Agreement in Duran Gonzalez: USCIS Policy Memo, Jan. 31, 2015
Posted on 16 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This policy memorandum (PM) ensures the consistent implementation of the Settlement Agreement based on Duran Gonzalez, et al. v. Department of Homeland Security, et al., and amends all earlier memoranda on this subject, including the May 19, 2009... Read More

Update to Settlement Agreement in Perez-Olano v. Holder: USCIS
Posted on 28 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"USCIS and plaintiffs have agreed to a stipulation to the Perez-Olano settlement agreement involving cases in which Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) petitions or SIJ-based applications for adjustment of status were denied, terminated or revoked on... Read More

USCIS Policy Memo: Updated Implementation of the Special Immigrant Juvenile Perez-Olano Settlement Agreement
Posted on 26 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The purpose of this policy memorandum (PM) is to update the guidance previously provided to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) personnel in PM-602-0034: Implementation of the Special Immigrant Juvenile Perez-Olano Settlement Agreement... Read More

ABT Settlement Agreement Teleconference, Nov. 21, 2013
Posted on 20 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Implementation of the ABT Settlement Agreement, Thursday, November 21, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern) "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)... Read More

ABT SUPPLEMENTAL CLASS NOTICE REGARDING AMENDMENT OF SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND ATTORNEYS' FEES; AMENDED ABT CLAIM FORM
Posted on 10 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Following the September 20, 2013 Fairness Hearing, this notice provides information regarding two modifications to the ABT Settlement Agreement and associated documents. Also posted is an Amended ABT Claim Form. ... " ABT Supplemental... Read More

USCIS Agrees To Pay NY Atty $47K In Fees To End FOIA Fight
Posted on 31 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, May 29, 2015 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has agreed to pay a New York immigration attorney more than $47,000 in attorneys' fees , ending a yearslong fight over Freedom of Information Act requests, according to a court... Read More

ABT Settlement Agreement (B.H., et al. v. USCIS, et al.)
Posted on 14 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, May 10, 2013 - " This Notice contains important information that may pertain to you. Please read it carefully. Under the Settlement Agreement in B.H., et al. v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, et al. , No. CV11-2108-RAJ... Read More

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