Another TPS Victory!

The Eighth Circuit joins the Sixth and Ninth Circuit’s in holding that beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status are eligible to adjust status to that of a lawful permanent resident. Hats off to plaintiff’s counsel, David Wilson and Brittany Sue Bakken, and amicus counsel, NILA’s Mary Kenney and AIC’s Kristin Macleod-Ball! Read the decision here.

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NILA Success Story!

Less than two months after we and co-counsel Sabrina Damast sued USCIS over its wrongful denial of our TPS client’s lawful permanent resident application, the agency reversed its decision and approved his application. Despite the fact that our client was clearly eligible under governing law, USCIS refused to grant his application without a federal court

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Amicus Effort!

Joined by several amazing immigrants’ rights organizations, NILA and Arnold & Porter filed an amicus brief arguing that the Attorney General cannot reopen an asylum case that has been closed for 13 years at the urging of a foreign power. Doing so, we argue, would set a dangerous precedent that would turn asylees into bargaining

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USCIS Imposes New Obstacles to Family Reunification for Survivors of Persecution, Document Released in FOIA Litigation Shows

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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USCIS Naturalizes Over Two Thousand Individuals Prevented From Naturalizing Due to Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Shutdown, Advocates Voluntarily Dismiss Suit

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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Lawsuit Requests Immediate Naturalization for Hundreds Whose Citizenship Oath Was Derailed By COVID-19

Applicants for U.S. citizenship who could not take the oath of allegiance to complete the last step of the citizenship process for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania yesterday. The suit asks the federal court to provide them with the ability to immediately take the oath.

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