Month: July 2021

District Court Approves Settlement in Lawsuit Challenging Immigration Agency’s Unlawful Rejection of Over Sixty Thousand Humanitarian Applications

Following a class action lawsuit brought by two lawful permanent residents whose naturalization ceremonies were cancelled or delayed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philadelphia Field Office of U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Services (USCIS) naturalized the named plaintiffs as well as 2,200 proposed class members.

Template Motion to Rescind In Absentia Removal Order In Light of Niz-Chavez v. Garland

NILA has created a template motion for individuals with in absentia orders in removal proceedings that were commenced by a defective Notice to Appear (NTA), i.e., an NTA that lacked the date and/or time of the removal hearing. Under Pereira v. Sessions, 138 S. Ct. 2105 (2019) and Niz-Chavez v. Garland, 141 S. Ct. 1474 …

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Lawsuit Seeks to Advance Public Understanding of CBP’s Expulsions of Mothers and Newborn Children from the U.S. Shortly After Giving Birth

Following a class action lawsuit brought by two lawful permanent residents whose naturalization ceremonies were cancelled or delayed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philadelphia Field Office of U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Services (USCIS) naturalized the named plaintiffs as well as 2,200 proposed class members.