Immigration Law

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ICE Detainees Making $1 a Day Sue Over Alleged Wage Theft
Posted on 18 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED, July 16, 2022 "A multi-billion dollar private prison company has allegedly maximized profits by coercing immigrant detainees locked up at two of its facilities in California to work for $1 a day, according to a class... Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Asylum Work Permit Policies: Garcia Perez v. USCIS
Posted on 9 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILA, NWIRP, June 9, 2022 "Today, five asylum applicants filed a national class action lawsuit against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) challenging policies and practices that... Read More

H-2A Sheepherders File Sherman Act Class Action: Alvarado v. WRA
Posted on 6 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Leah Douglas, Reuters, June 2, 2022 "Sheep herders in the U.S. West have banded together to sue their employers, accusing them of operating an illegal cartel that artificially suppresses their wages, according to court documents filed Wednesday... Read More

CA9 Affirms Class Certification in TVPA Lawsuit Against CoreCivic
Posted on 3 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Owino v. CoreCivic "This appeal arises from a class action filed by individuals who were incarcerated in private immigration detention facilities owned and operated by a for-profit corporation, CoreCivic, Inc. These individuals—detained solely... Read More

Notice of Proposed Settlement: W.A.O. v. Jaddou (SIJ Classification)
Posted on 25 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS: Notice of Proposed Settlement W.A.O. v. Jaddou, No. 2:19-cv-11696 (D.N.J.) "W.A.O. v. Jaddou is a class action that was filed in federal court in New Jersey in 2019. A class action is a lawsuit filed on behalf of a large group of people... Read More

Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement for Enrollees at the University of Northern New Jersey
Posted on 2 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Jan. 28, 2022 " Dong, et al. v. Johnson, et al., No. 2:17-2092-ES-JSA (D.N.J. filed Mar. 30, 2017). Plaintiffs in this class action are current and former F-1 nonimmigrants who previously enrolled at the University of Northern New Jersey... Read More

Experts Comment in Advance of Supreme Court Oral Argument
Posted on 11 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jan. 11, 2022 - Today the Supreme Court will hold oral arguments in two immigration cases. Two expert comment: Prof. Shalini Ray - "The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday in two related immigration cases , Johnson v. Arteaga-Martinez... Read More

Rosario Class Action News (Dec. 7, 2021)
Posted on 9 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 7, 2021 "On June 22, 2020, USCIS issued a final rule that eliminated the provision that initial (first) employment authorization applications based on a pending asylum application should be adjudicated within 30 days. This rule went... Read More

Notice of Final Settlement for Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) petitioners with California Juvenile Court Dependency Orders
Posted on 1 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Nov. 30, 2021 "Notice of Final Class Action Settlement in A.O. et al. v Jaddou, et al., No. 19-cv-6151 (N.D. Cal) This webpage is intended to notify you of the final class settlement in A.O. et al. v Jaddou, et al., No. 19-cv-6151... Read More

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