Immigration Law

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Coalition Sues DHS Over USCIS Fee Rule
Posted on 21 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ILRC, Aug. 21, 2020 "The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) today announced it had joined a coalition of 8 of the nation’s leading immigrants’ rights organizations in filing a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security... Read More

AILA Sues USCIS over Deadlines, Maintenance of Status
Posted on 3 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, Apr. 3, 2020 "In a follow-up to its March 23, 2020, letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) calling for the immediate suspension of immigration benefit deadlines and the maintenance of status for nonimmigrants in the U... Read More

California Counties File First Lawsuit Over Trump's 'Public Charge' Rule
Posted on 14 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill, Aug. 13, 2019 "Two California counties on Tuesday filed the first lawsuit against the Trump administration's new "public charge" rule that allows the government to deny entry or green cards to immigrants... Read More

Guilford College v. Nielsen - Colleges Sue USCIS Over 'Unlawful Presence' Policy Memo
Posted on 24 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Suzanne Monyak, Law360, Oct. 23, 2018 - "A group of higher education institutions, including Haverford College and The New School, challenged a recent Trump administration policy that could open up more international students to harsh immigration... 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

USCIS Chief Takes Responsibility For Injunction Violation: Law360
Posted on 19 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Allissa Wickham, Law360, May 18, 2015 - " The director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said on Friday that he accepted responsibility for about 2,000 expanded work permits going out in violation of a court injunction on two of the president's... Read More

USCIS Sued Over 'Unlawful Delay' Of Citizenship Applications Of Muslims - Arapi v. USCIS
Posted on 19 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Talal Ansari, BuzzFeed News, May 18, 2016 - "The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unlawfully delays the citizenship applications of Muslim immigrants due to a secretive immigration program, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday... Read More

AIC Sues in Business Immigration Case: Bird Technologies Group, Inc. v. USCIS
Posted on 8 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, Nov. 7, 2017 - "The United States is home to an increasing number of multinational companies that sell their products and services in the global marketplace. Under our immigration laws, employment-based visas are available to certain managers... 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

Florida Stable Sues USCIS Over O-1 Visa Denial
Posted on 25 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A popular thoroughbred racehorse trainer has accused the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in a D.C. federal court of engaging in “capricious” and “arbitrary” behavior by denying an assistant trainer an extension... Read More

Tags: ragland , o-1 , AAO , mott , lawsuit , stable , USCIS

Honors Grad Denied DACA Renewal Due To Civil Protests, Sues USCIS: Unzueta v. USCIS
Posted on 27 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Unzueta v. USCIS, filed May 25, 2016 - "Defendants granted DACA to the Plaintiff in 2013, but denied “renewal” of DACA in 2015 after she continued to be outspoken in support of the rights of other noncitizens. Defendants purported to... Read More

Federal Judge Orders USCIS to Release Records on Access to Counsel
Posted on 1 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This week, a federal district court issued an opinion highly critical of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) handling of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted by the American Immigration Council (AIC) for records... Read More

Tags: FOIA , lawsuit , order , USCIS , aic