Immigration Law

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Work Permit Delay Class Action Filed Against USCIS
Posted on 9 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, Nov. 8, 2021 "49 plaintiffs represented by AILA, Farshad Owji, Aaron Hall, Charles Kuck, and Greg Siskind filed a class action lawsuit against DHS and USCIS over the extreme processing delays on applications for EADs for noncitizens who are... Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Immigration Agency’s Unlawful Denial of Green Cards for TPS Holders
Posted on 8 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILA, Nov. 8, 2021 "Three Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders filed a class action lawsuit challenging U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ decision to rescind a decades-old policy which allowed them to seek lawful permanent resident... Read More

Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement in A.O. et al. v Jaddou, et al.
Posted on 31 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Aug. 26, 2021 "This webpage is intended to notify you of the proposed class settlement in A.O. et al. v Jaddou, et al., No. 19-cv-6151 (N.D. Cal) . For more details, you may access the proposed settlement agreement (PDF, 2.03 MB) (PDF, 1... Read More

Plaintiffs Seek $9.7M in EAJA Fees, Costs in MAVNI Class Action (Nio)
Posted on 15 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

PLAINTIFFS’ MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FEES, EXPENSES, AND COSTS PURSUANT TO THE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT [See generally, https://dcfederalcourtmavniclasslitigation.org/ ] Read More

Stimulus Check Class Action Filed: Doe v. Trump
Posted on 27 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Doe v. Trump "This is a class action based upon Defendants’ unconstitutional deprivation of the rights, privileges, benefits and/or protections, provided to United States Citizens, via the enactment and subsequent enforcement of the S. 3548... Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges USCIS’s Unlawful Denial of H-1B Petitions
Posted on 17 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, Apr. 16, 2020 "The American Immigration Council (Council), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the law firms Van Der Hout, LLP, Joseph & Hall P.C., and Kuck Baxter Immigration LLC filed a nationwide class action lawsuit... Read More

Class Certification Granted in Challenge to Presidential Health Care Ban
Posted on 8 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justice Action Center, Apr. 7, 2020 "On April 7, 2020, the federal district court in Portland, Oregon granted class certification in our lawsuit, Doe v. Trump , challenging President Trump’s October 4 proclamation requiring legal immigrants... Read More

Class Action Against CoreCivic Certified: Owino v. CoreCivic
Posted on 2 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bianca Bruno, CNS, Apr. 1, 2020 "Private detention company CoreCivic must face a novel employment class action by immigrants held at its facilities in California and nationwide, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in certifying forced labor claims... Read More

$10 Million Motel 6 Class Action Settlement
Posted on 19 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Feb. 18, 2020 "A federal judge in Arizona has granted final approval of the settlement in national class-action litigation against Motel 6 related to the provision of guest information to federal immigration officials. MALDEF (Mexican... 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

ICE Prison’s Dollar-a-Day Wages Face Class-Action Suit: Novoa v. GEO Group
Posted on 6 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Robin Urevich, Capital & Main, Dec. 2, 2019 "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees who allege they were required to work for $1 a day and, in many cases, for no pay at all, are one step closer to their day in court. The undocumented... Read More

Class Certified in A-File FOIA Lawsuit: Nightingale v. USCIS
Posted on 15 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, Oct. 15, 2019 "Today, a federal court in San Francisco certified two nationwide classes of immigrants and attorneys claiming that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have a systemic pattern... Read More

Class Notice – R.F.M. v Nielsen
Posted on 17 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Class Notice – R.F.M. v Nielsen, 118-CV-5068 (SDNY) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK NOTICE TO THE CLASS IN R.F.M., et al., v. Nielsen, et al., 18-cv-5068 If you received a Special Findings Order from a New... Read More

ACLU of La. and SPLC Sue Trump Administration for Illegally Denying Parole to Asylum Seekers
Posted on 31 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, May 30, 2019 "The SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed suit today against the Trump administration for categorically denying release to hundreds of people who are languishing in immigration prisons after lawfully... Read More

New York Lawsuit Challenges Replacement of Immigration Court Hearings with Video Technology
Posted on 11 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jessica Zhang, Andrew Patterson, Lawfareblog, March 5, 2019 "In the latest salvo in a long debate over the use of video teleconferencing (VTC) technology in immigration courts, several legal aid organizations filed a class-action lawsuit on Feb... Read More