Immigration Law

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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

Federal Judge Approves Settlement Agreement in National Class Action Lawsuit on Work Authorization for Asylum Seekers
Posted on 6 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On Monday, November 4, U.S. District Judge Richard Jones ordered the final approval of a nationwide class action settlement agreement . The settlement will help ensure that asylum seekers, who have fled persecution in their home countries, are not... Read More

Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement: Tsamcho v. Napolitano
Posted on 23 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 18, 2013 : "A proposed settlement of a federal class action lawsuit may affect your rights. In May 2010, a class action lawsuit, Tsamcho v. Napolitano, No. 10 CV 2029 (E.D.N.Y), was filed in federal court for the Eastern District of... Read More

Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement in SF Immigration Court Shackling Case
Posted on 19 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This notice is being given by Order of the Court to individuals who may be members of a class of current and future adult immigration detainees who have or will have proceedings in immigration court in San Francisco during the period from December... Read More

Asylum Clock Class Action Settlement FAQ
Posted on 10 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A.B.T., et al. v. USCIS, et al. is a nationwide class action that challenged the manner in which the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) determine an asylum applicant’s... Read More

Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Approval of Settlement Agreement in National Class Action Lawsuit on Work Authorization for Asylum Seekers
Posted on 10 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP, May 8, 2013 - " On May 8, 2013, a federal district court issued an order preliminarily approving a settlement agreement in a nationwide class action lawsuit that challenged the denial of work authorization to asylum seekers who have been waiting... Read More

Settlement Reached in Class Action Lawsuit Against Border Patrol
Posted on 26 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"ACLU of Washington and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) announce a settlement agreement in a lawsuit that challenged the Border Patrol’s practice of stopping vehicles and interrogating occupants in the Olympic Peninsula. The... Read More

Immigration Class Action Settlement: Lyon v. ICE
Posted on 14 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, June 14, 2016 - "In a first of its kind class action settlement , the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has agreed to change its policies in four Northern California detention centers, ending severe restrictions on telephone... Read More