Immigration Law

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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

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Prolonged Immigration Detention: Aleman Gonzalez v. Sessions
Posted on 30 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU Northern California, Mar. 27, 2018 - "Two Bay Area fathers who have been detained for over six months at the Contra Costa West County Detention Facility in Richmond, California sued the federal government today in a class action lawsuit challenging... 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

Class Action Filed Against Feds Over Adjustment of Status Via TPS - Moreno v. Nielson
Posted on 23 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, Feb. 22, 2018 - "Today, the American Immigration Council, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and several Temporary Protected Status holders filed a class action lawsuit against officials at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services... Read More

Class Action Challenges Trump, Sessions Attack on Refugee Children
Posted on 21 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYCLU, Feb. 20, 2018 - "The New York Civil Liberties Union today announced a class action lawsuit against the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) for trapping immigrant children in prolonged detention. Though the agency is obligated to promptly... Read More

Major DACA Victory: Court Enjoins Unlawful DACA Revocations, Nationwide Class Certified (IEIYC & Arreola v. Nielsen)
Posted on 1 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Feb. 27, 2018 - "As part of its anti-immigrant agenda, the Trump administration has been revoking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals grants based on unproven allegations or minor offenses that should have no effect on whether a person can... Read More

MAVNI Federal Class Action Litigation Website
Posted on 3 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MAVNI FEDERAL CLASS ACTION LITIGATION Kirwa, et al. v. United States Department of Defense, et al., Civil Action No. 17-1793 Nio, et al. v. United States Department of Homeland Security, et al., Civil Action No. 17-0998 U.S. District Court for the... 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

Class Action Victory in Seattle! - Mendez Rojas v. Johnson (Asylum, One-Year Rule, Notice)
Posted on 30 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, Mar. 29, 2018 - "On March 29, 2018, the District Court granted Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment . The court found that the failure to provide all class members with notice of the one-year asylum application period violates Congressional... 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

More Lawsuits Filed Against Private Immigration Prisons
Posted on 31 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kate Morrissey, San Diego Union-Tribune, Dec. 30, 2017 - "Immigrants in detention in San Diego are suing a private prison company, alleging exploitation and forced labor that their attorneys say breaks human trafficking laws. The class-action lawsuit... Read More

Another MAVNI Class Action Certified: Nio v. DHS
Posted on 28 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nio v. DHS, Oct. 27, 2017 - "Plaintiffs seek to certify a class, under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(1) or (2), consisting of all persons who (1) enlisted in the Selected Reserve, (2) have served honorably in the military “through participation... 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