On September 9, 2008, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington approved a settlement agreement in the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (“NWIRP” aka “LEAP”) legalization case. Settlement documents and the USCIS Update announcing the filing date are attached.
The application period will be open for one year for individuals who meet very specific criteria, including entering the United States on a nonimmigrant visa prior to January 1, 1982. The application period ended on January 31, 2010. Application instructions are contained in the settlement agreement.