NILA in Action

Latest Practice Advisory!

NILA’s latest practice advisory, “Adjustment of Status for TPS Holders after Matter of Z-R-Z-C-” addresses USCIS’ reversal of its longstanding policy of treating authorized travel by TPS holders as “parole” for adjustment or status. Co-authored with AILA and AIC, the advisory suggests strategies and arguments for TPS holders who have or will travel on advance parole. Read the advisory here.

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.

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!

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