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 intent to ensure that asylum is available for those with legitimate claims of asylum. Thus, the failure to provide notice violates the APA and the INA. In addition, the lack of notice – where, among other problems, notice was confusing and misleading and where class members are particularly vulnerable - violates the 5th Amendment Due Process Clause. Finally, the lack of an adequate mechanism to timely file their asylum applications violates class members’ statutory right to apply for asylum and the APA.
The court ordered Defendants: