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Duran-Gonzalez Settlement

April 01, 2014 (1 min read)

"On March 21, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington granted preliminary approval of a Settlement Agreement in the case of Aurelio Duran-Gonzalez v. Department of Homeland Security (Duran-Gonzalez)

Under the terms of the Duran-Gonzalez Settlement Agreement, certain qualifying class members may submit a request asking that USCIS reopen their Forms I-212 and I-485 applications on service motion.  Any qualifying class members submitting this request to USCIS must do so within 18 months of the Settlement Agreement’s effective date. Under the conditions of the Settlement Agreement, USCIS may reopen qualifying cases and adjudicate them as new cases. 

For a full definition of the “class members” under the Duran-Gonzalez Settlement Agreement, please see the attached documents.  USCIS will notify stakeholders once the effective date of the settlement agreement has been determined." - USCIS, Mar. 28, 2014.