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Supporting litigation with American Immigration Council

When the U.S. government told immigrants who had been waiting for years that they couldn't become American citizens because their records were locked in government caves, we sued. Earlier this year, we filed a lawsuit against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the National Archives. The agencies dragged their feet...

Immigrants and Their Advocates File Class Action Lawsuit Against USCIS and DHS for Unlawful Delays in Adjudicating Applications for Employment Authorization

Seattle, WA - Last Friday, three immigrants and two immigration service providers filed a nationwide class action lawsuit here in Seattle against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for unlawfully delaying the adjudication of their applications for employment authorization. Filed by the American...

Seattle Federal Court Finds USCIS and Department of State Manipulated the Record and Abused the Judicial Process in J-1 Waiver Litigation, and Awards Bad Faith Attorney’s Fees

In a recent federal court case in Seattle, District Judge Ricardo Martinez harshly criticized the USCIS and State Department for manipulating the record and consistently making misrepresentations to the court about the evidence that it considered in a J-1 waiver adjudication. The court awarded over $50,000 in attorney’s fees to...

Seattle Times article by former GHP client: My journey from an undocumented immigrant to Harvard Medical School

By Carlos Estrada Alamo The Seattle Times: http://seattletimes.com/html/opinion/2025110355_alamoopedimmigrationreform27xml.html?from=win_phone_8 AFTER years of delay, President Obama has finally acted on immigration reform. This is a watershed moment in my life and the life of my community in Seattle. These days I am studying for a doctor of medicine degree at Harvard Medical...

Seattle Times Editorial: Benjamin Nuñez-Marquez’ deportation highlights need for immigration reform

http://seattletimes.com/html/editorials/2023376125_immigrationreformbenjaminnunezmarquezedit15xml.html BENJAMIN Nuñez-Marquez’s deportation, scheduled for April 29, underscores the urgent need for Congress to overhaul the nation’s immigration system. An operator at a sawmill on Orcas Island immigrated to the U.S. illegally, but he has proved himself an irreplaceable worker and trusted neighbor. Hundreds of local residents and at...

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