University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Judge Certifies Nationwide Class in Employment Authorization Case (NWIRP v. USCIS)"
Date Jul 19, 2017
Author Daniel M. Kowalski
Author Institution LexisNexis
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Abstract IC, July 19, 2017 - "Today, U.S. District Court Judge James Robert granted a motion to certify a nationwide class in Northwest Immigrant Rights Project v. USCIS, recognizing that USCIS must adjudicate asylum seekers’ employment authorization applications within 30 days if they are submitted in a timely manner. The agency has regularly failed to adhere to this deadline, often delaying applications for months at a time. This delay can cause severe hardship for asylum seekers, many of whom are left in precarious situations with no ability to legally work while their applications are pending.

This Resource Relates To
case Rosario [formerly Northwest Immigrant Rights Project] v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (IM-WA-0025)

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