Saturday, December 7, 2013

Update on Asylum Clock Class Action Settlement ABT v. USCIS

A month ago, Kevin Johnson reported on the class action settlement in ABT v. USCIS.  On November 4, U.S. District Judge Richard Jones ordered the final approval of a nationwide class action settlement agreement. The settlement will help ensure that asylum seekers, who have fled persecution in their home countries, are not unlawfully prevented from working and supporting their families while the government adjudicates their cases.  Now there is updated information on this class action settlement.

From American Immigration Council:

Legal Action Center Issues Updated FAQ on the Asylum Clock Class Action Settlement

Washington, D.C.—The American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center (LAC) is pleased to announce an update of Frequently Asked Questions About the Asylum Clock Class Action Settlement. This updated FAQ answers questions about the benefits provided under the settlement of the nationwide class action, ABT v. USCIS, which challenged policies related to employment authorization for asylum applicants. For more information about the ABT case, see the LAC’s Asylum Clock webpage. The FAQ is released in coordination with co-counsel in the lawsuit, Northwest Immigrant Rights Group, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and Gibbs, Houston and Pauw. 


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