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Complex Parole-in-Place Lawsuit Filed in Saipan

January 21, 2014 (1 min read)

"A private company and an alien worker, who is the mother of twin U.S. citizen girls born on Saipan, have filed a lawsuit in federal court against federal officials for denying her petition for CW-1 permit and request for parole-in-place.  KB Enterprises Inc. and Lucelle Mancia Lampera, through counsel Stephen C. Woodruff, are suing former U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services California Center Director Kathy A. Baran, and USCIS Field Office Director Stephen P. Green.  In the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the NMI on Friday, Woodruff asked the court to declare that the grant of parole status to Lampera under the Nov. 23, 2011, USCIS policy for parole of immediate relatives of U.S citizens in the CNMI is not disallowed by Lampera’s prior admission to CW-1 status. ... Woodruff said that by denying Lampera’s request for parole-in-place and also failing or refusing to consider a grant of deferred status to Lampera, Green violated the congressionally-mandated performance standards for implementation of the transition program." - Saipan Tribune, Jan. 21, 2014.