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USCIS Class Action, Settlement Notices and Agreements

The following information is presented for those individuals who are part of various class action lawsuits against USCIS or its predecessor agency.

On Nov. 4, 2013, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted final approval of the Settlement Agreement in B.H., et al. v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, et al., No. CV11-2108-RAJ (W.D. Wash.), also known as the ABT Settlement Agreement, as revised, bringing to a close class action litigation that began in December 2011.
This webpage is intended to notify you of the final class action settlement in J.L. v. Cuccinelli, 18-CV-4914 (N.D. Cal.). For more details, you may access the final settlement agreement (PDF, 2.03 MB).
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.”
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK   NOTICE TO THE CLASS IN R.F.M., et al., v. Nielsen, et al., 18-cv-5068  
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
If you are applying for your initial (first) employment authorization based on having a pending asylum application, you may be a member of the class action case, Rosario v. USCIS, Case No. C15-0813JLR (W.D. Wash. July 26, 2018). You may be a Rosario class member if:
ALFARO GARCIA, ET AL. V. JOHNSON, ET AL., Case No. 4:14-cv-01775-YGR IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA TO:    All individuals who meet all of the following characteristics (collectively, the “Class”):
This Notice contains important information that may pertain to you. Please read it carefully. Under the Settlement Agreement in B.H., et al. v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, et al. (PDF, 377.74 KB), No. CV11-2108-RAJ (W.D.
A proposed settlement of a federal class action lawsuit may affect your rights.  In May 2010, a class action lawsuit, Tsamcho v. Napolitano, No. 10 CV 2029 (E.D.N.Y), was filed in federal court for the Eastern District of New York, challenging U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) reopenings and denials of refugee /asylee Form I-730 petitions when the relative of the Petitioner (the Beneficiary) was unable to appear at the U.S. Consulate or Embassy for an interview.
On April 29, 2005, the Department of Homeland Security announced that a settlement had been reached in this case. Settlement in Ramos v Chertoff You will need Adobe Reader software to view the files.

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