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Over 1,000 Asylum Seekers Benefit from Padilla Settlement Within First 90 Days

Following settlement of the credible fear class claims in Padilla v. ICE — a national class action case litigated by NILA, NWIRP, AIC, and ACLU — the government reports that over 1,000 asylum seekers for whom USCIS failed to provide timely credible fear hearings have been issued Notices to Appear and placed in regular removal […]

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New Practice Advisory and Template Pleadings – Wilkinson v. Garland: Implications for Judicial Review of Petitions for Review

NILA’s latest practice advisory explains the holding and rationale of the Supreme Court’s decision in Wilkinson v. Garland, discusses its implications for petitions for review raising similar issues in other contexts, and suggests steps that a noncitizen whose case is impacted by the decision may take. Accompanying this advisory in Word format are a template

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Padilla v. ICE – Updated Practice Alert

Padilla v. ICE is a certified national class action related to delayed credible fear interviews and bond hearings for individuals who pass credible fear interviews litigated by NWIRP, NILA, AIC, and ACLU. This updated practice alert provides information about the settlement agreement related to credible fear interviews, information about the claims that presently are on

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NILA Webinar: Registration for Spanish for Immigration Lawyers Is Now Open!

Please join us on April 11 for Spanish for Immigration Lawyers. Approved for 1.25 hours of CLE credits, a panel of legal experts will address the advantages and responsibilities of Spanish proficiency/fluency in the immigration context, review key immigration-related vocabulary, offer strategic suggestions for addressing errors in translations and/or interpretations in before the immigration agencies

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Innovation Law Lab and NILA Sue USCIS to Demand Transparency in the Expedited Removal Process

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.

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Mothers Deported After Giving Birth, at the Height of the COVID-19 Pandemic, File Suit Against Federal Authorities

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.

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New NILA Resources!

NILA has added new publicly-available legal resources over the last few months. These includes: a comparison chart of current, enjoined, and proposed regulations, a practice alert on the settlement agreement in Padilla v. ICE related to delayed credible fear interviews, a listing of circuit court rules related to judicial stays of removal. Check out these

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