Immigration Law

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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

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

Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Work Permit Delays: NWIRP v. USCIS
Posted on 24 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Plaintiffs challenge Defendants’ policies and practices of unlawfully delaying adjudication of applications for employment authorization and refusing to issue interim employment authorization. ... Individual Plaintiffs seek to represent the... Read More

Class Action Lawsuit for Unlawful Delays in Employment Authorizations Filed
Posted on 26 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last Friday, three immigrants and two immigration service providers filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for unlawfully delaying the adjudication... Read More

News Excerpts From the May 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 8 May 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Training Document on Particular Social Groups Made Public | A PowerPoint presentation apparently given to asylum officers at USCIS was made public in late April, providing insight into the agency’s handling of potential claims for asylum based... Read More

Excerpts From the June 1, 2013, Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 23 May 2013 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

Payment of USCIS Immigrant Visa Fee via USCIS ELIS USCIS has moved the online payment of the USCIS Immigrant Fee to its Electronic Immigration System ( USCIS ELIS ). Customers must now pay the $165 fee using USCIS ELIS after they receive their immigrant... Read More

News Excerpts From The Jan. 1, 2014, Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 19 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

EOIR Issues New Guidance Following Settlement of Asylum Clock Suit | On December 2, 2013, the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge issued two memoranda concerning implementation of the employment authorization “clock” for asylum applicants... Read More

News Excerpts From the Oct. 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 5 Oct 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Administration Faces Criticism, Lawsuit After Revising October Visa Bulletin | The Department of State and Department of Homeland Security faced extensive criticism and a federal lawsuit after revising the October visa bulletin less than a week before... 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

Judge Certifies Nationwide Class in Employment Authorization Case (NWIRP v. USCIS)
Posted on 20 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, July 19, 2017 - "Today, U.S. District Court Judge James Robert granted a motion to certify a nationwide class in Northwest Immigrant Rights Project v. USCIS , recognizing that USCIS must adjudicate asylum seekers’ employment authorization... Read More