NILA in Action

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 lawsuit. This case highlights the significance of NILA’s motto: Immigrant justice through the courts!

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 chips. Read the amicus brief here.

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