NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AND HEARING IN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT ABOUT H-1B PETITIONS FOR MARKET RESEARCH ANALYST POSITIONS FILED ON OR AFTER JAN. 1, 2019
You are hereby notified that a hearing (the “Fairness Hearing”) has been scheduled for October 19, 2021, at 10:00 am Pacific Time at the San Jose Federal Courthouse, Courtroom 6, 4th Floor, 280 S. 1st St., San Jose, CA 95113, before the Honorable Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, for consideration of a proposed settlement of the claims that have been brought on your behalf in this lawsuit.
Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement in A.O. et al. v Jaddou, et al., No. 19-cv-6151 (N.D. Cal)
This notice is to inform you of a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, against Ur M. Jaddou, Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Terri Robinson, Director of the National Benefits Center, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “Government”).
Notice of Settlement Agreement in Vangala v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, No. 4:20-cv-08143 (N.D. Cal.)
On July 20, 2021, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Oakland Division, granted final approval of the settlement agreement in the case of Vangala et al. v. USCIS et al., No. 4:20-cv08143(N.D. Cal.). The agreement affects certain individuals who had their Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, Form I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status, or Form I-918 Supplement A, Petition for Qualifying Family Member of U-1 Recipient, rejected due to the “No Blank Space” rejection policy.
Notice of Consent Order Providing Interim Relief to Certain Applicants Filing Form I-765 for OPT
Pursuant to a court order, USCIS extended the flexibilities for certain foreign students affected by delayed receipt notices for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. These flexibilities have been extended to include applications received on or after Oct. 1, 2020, through Oct. 31, 2021, inclusive. Applicants can file Form I-765 up to 120 days before the program end date if the application is received by Oct. 31, 2021.
J.O.P. v. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, et. al., Information
On Aug. 2, 2019, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland in the case of J.O.P. v. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, et. al., Civil Action 8:19-cv-01944, issued a temporary restraining order enjoining U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) from applying the May 31, 2019, unaccompanied alien children (UAC) memorandum, “Updated Procedures for Asylum Applications Filed by Unaccompanied Alien Children.”
J.L., et al v. Cissna, et al, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Class Notice
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
If you received guardianship order from the California Probate Court after you reached the age of 18 and then filed or will file for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), you may have a right to relief in a federal class action lawsuit:
J.L., et al v. Cissna, et al,
United States District Court
Northern District of California
Case Number 18-cv-04914-NC
Rosario Class Action
On June 22, 2020, USCIS issued a final rule that eliminated the provision that initial (first) employment authorization applications based on a pending asylum application should be adjudicated within 30 days. This rule went into effect on Aug. 21, 2020. In most cases, USCIS is no longer required to adjudicate initial employment authorization applications based on a pending asylum application within 30 days for individuals who applied after Aug. 21, 2020.
Walters v Reno
On Sept. 20, 2001, INS published a notice on the settlement agreement, informing class members of their rights and responsibilities under the agreement. You may access the agreement below.
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