Aurelio Duran-Gonzalez v. Department of Homeland Security

On July 21, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington granted final approval to the Settlement Agreement in the case of Aurelio Duran-Gonzalez v. Department of Homeland Security (PDF, 98 KB) (Duran-Gonzalez (PDF, 98 KB))

Under the terms of the Duran-Gonzalez Settlement Agreement, certain qualifying class members may submit a request asking that USCIS reopen their Forms I-212 and I-485 applications on service motion. In any case that is reopened, USCIS will make a new decision as provided in the Settlement Agreement.

Any qualifying class members submitting this request to USCIS must do so no later than Jan. 21, 2016. USCIS must actually receive the request on or before Jan. 21, 2016.

A request received after Jan. 21, 2016, will be rejected, even if a postmark, shipping label, or other evidence suggests the request was sent on or before Jan. 21, 2016.

The original USCIS policy guidance on this Settlement Agreement, dated January 31, 2015, is available here (PDF, 209 KB).

On August 25, 2015, USCIS provided supplemental guidance, which is available here.  A legal opinion related to the supplemental guidance is available here.

For a full definition of the “class members” under the Duran-Gonzalez Settlement Agreement, please see the attached documents (PDF, 64 KB).
 

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