Federal Court Rules Immigrant Detainees Must Be Given Bond Hearings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2014 Contact: Matt Adams, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, 206-957-8611, matt@nwirp.org Inga Sarda-Sorensen, ACLU, 212-549-2666; media@aclu.org SEATTLE – A federal court ruled late yesterday that a class of immigrants detained at the Tacoma-based Northwest Detention Center must be given bond hearings. The court's decision comes at the same...

Detained immigrants must have bond hearings, judge rules

The Seattle Times http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/03/detained-immigrants-must-have-bond-hearings-judge-rules/ A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government cannot keep certain immigrants locked up at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma without granting them a bond hearing. The Department of Homeland Security routinely detain immigrants it apprehends for months, sometimes years –in one case a...

Scholarships for DREAMERS

On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, “TheDream.US” announced the creation of a scholarship program for Dreamers – students who have grown up in the United States without immigration documents.  The program was launched by Carlos Gutierrez, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce under President George W. Bush, Henry Munoz III, the finance...

What are the Financial Responsibilities of a Sponsor Who Immigrates a Family Member to the U.S.?

By Robert H. Gibbs Sponsors of family members are surprised to discover that their sponsorship includes significant and long term financial obligations, even after a divorce.  In order to immigrate a family member to the U.S., the citizen or permanent resident petitioner, and possibly other cosponsors, must usually submit an...

Frequently Asked Questions on Approval of I-687 applications

TO:                  Proyecto San Pablo class members and counsel FROM:             Robert Gibbs, Robert Pauw, class counsel RE:                  Approval of I-687 applications, FAQ 1. What does it mean when the AAO decision says that my I-687 application is approved? What documents should I receive from USCIS  to prove my status?...

Frequently Asked Questions about the Asylum Clock Class Action Settlement

Introduction B.H., et al. v. USCIS, et al., which was originally filed as A.B.T., et al. v. USCIS, et al. (hereinafter referred to as the ABT case), is a nationwide class action that challenged the manner in which the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office...

Settlement Reached in Class Action Lawsuit Over Arbitrary Asylum Clock

November 5, 2013 Federal Judge Approves Settlement Agreement in National Class Action Lawsuit on Work Authorization for Asylum Seekers On Monday, November 4, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Jones ordered the final approval of a nationwide class action settlement agreement. The settlement will help ensure that asylum seekers, who have...

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