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Last updated October 02, 2009
  • Litigation Clearinghouse Volume 4, Issue 11, October 2, 2009
    This issue highlights Supreme Court cases that will be argued this fall, judicial review of denied adjustment of status applications, challenges to the use of detainers, and updates from the LAC, including a recent victory in a naturalization delay case and favorable developments in a BIA case involving portability/Matter of Perez Vargas.

  • Litigation Clearinghouse Volume 4, Issue 10, September 11, 2009
    This issue covers E-Verify litigation, prolonged detention class actions, favorable BIA precedents, removal cases involving the statute of limitation to rescind adjustment, and recently filed AILF briefs

  • Litigation Clearinghouse Volume 4, Issue 9, August 3, 2009
    This issue covers two class actions, one seeking to recover TPS fees and the other involving the Child Status Protection Act; upcoming BIA argument on Matter of Perez Vargas (IJ's jurisdiction to apply INA § 204(j)); a decision on the consular nonreviewability doctrine; and a court order compelling DOL to adjudicate a PERM application.

  • Litigation Clearinghouse Volume 4, Issue 8, July 10, 2009
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers a court order requiring DHS to respond to a detention standards petition, BIA and Ninth Circuit decisions on continuances, a class action challenging prolonged detention, retroactive application of a change in law, and litigation resources on the Supreme Court's decision in Nijhawan.

  • Litigation Clearinghouse Volume 4, Issue 7, June 22, 2009
    This issue covers Child Status Protection Act litigation, a recent Supreme Court decision in a fraud offense case, a final order in a religious worker class action, a court of appeals decision finding jurisdiction to review a cancellation denial, and an update in the Orozco litigation (involving adjustment of status where the admission involved fraud or misrepresentation).

  • Litigation Clearinghouse Volume 4, Issue 6, May 14, 2009
    This issue covers recent Supreme Court developments, a favorable decision in the surviving spouse class action, highlights from recent BIA precedent decisions, an AILF amicus brief challenging the regulatory bar to motions filed after departure from the US, and an invitation to upcoming litigation and detention meetings at AILA's Annual Conference.

  • Litigation Clearinghouse Volume 4, Issue 5, April 17, 2009
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers conflicting circuit court decisions on attorneys fees in naturalization delay suits, an update on ineffective assistance of counsel litigation, a circuit court decision upholding the Orantes injunction for Salvadorans, recent decisions addressing how to calculate the one year filing deadline for asylum applications, and a new AILF Practice Advisory on electronic filing in federal court.

  • Litigation Clearinghouse Volume 4, Issue 4, March 26, 2009
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers a class action brought by religious workers seeking to file visa petitions and adjustment of status applications concurrently, circuit court decisions addressing IJ denials of continuances, updated AILF Litigation Issue Pages, a Favorable Fifth Circuit decision on the FTCA, and a new Eighth Circuit resource for litigators.

  • Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 3, February 24, 2009
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers Child Status Protection Act litigation; developments in Matter of R-A- and domestic violence asylum cases; new litigation resources; important developments in the Duran-Gonzales class action; and favorable decisions involving delay in a "material support" adjustment case and the fugitive disentitlement doctrine.

  • Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 2, February 2, 2009
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers the Supreme Court's decision to hear a fraud offense case, important developments in the Duran-Gonzales and surviving spouse class actions, updates on the Orozco and Matter of Silva-Trevino decisions, and outreach and resources related to the AG's ineffective assistance of counsel decision Matter of Compean.

  • Litigation Clearinghouse Volume 4, Issue 1, January 9, 2009
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers a challenge to the new E-Verify rule; the Attorney General's decision overturrning Matter of Lozada; a Supreme Court update; regulatory developments in removal cases; and the Attorney General's decision on CIMTs and the categorical approach.

  • Litigation Clearinghouse Volume 3, Issue 12, November 26, 2008
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers a recent FOIA lawsuit seeking information about stipulated removal; a Seventh Circuit case holding that the waiver of a right to a removal hearing under the Visa Waiver Program must be knowing and voluntary; a Ninth Circuit decision finding that DHS may not unilaterally block a motion to reopen to adjust status by opposing the motion; and the Supreme Court's decision to grant certiorari to examine the standard for granting stays of removal at the courts of appeals.

  • Litigation Clearinghouse Volume 3, Issue 11, October 23, 2008
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers the impact of the Ninth Circuit decision vacating Orozco v. Mukasey; a Second Circuit affirmance of a BIA ruling finding a post-9/11 Special Call-In Registration Program valid; a Ninth Circuit decision upholding the Arizona employer sanctions law; and the Supreme Court's decision to grant certiorari to determine what federal prosecutors must show to prove aggravated identity theft.

  • Litigation Clearinghouse Volume 3, Issue 10, September 15, 2008
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers a Seventh Circuit decision holding that the BIA abused its discretion in denying a continuance of an "arriving alien" seeking adjustment; a lawsuit filed by Fragomen, Del Ray, Bernsen Loewy LLP against the Department of Labor; a Second Circuit decision examining the scope of APA review; and a favorable First Circuit EAJA decision in a naturalization delay case.

  • Volume 3, Issue 9, August 6, 2008
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers updates to two naturalization delay cases; a circuit split on the interpretation of aggravated identity theft -- a development of heightened relevance because of recent immigration raids and prosecutions; and a successful challenge to a NY state licensing law.

  • Volume 3, Issue 8, July 11, 2008
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers class certification in two cases, one involving religious workers and the other surviving spouses; recently filed CSPA suits; the Supreme Court's decision to hear a 9/11 detainee Bivens action; and a request for lawyer declarations in a FOIA suit.

  • Volume 3, Issue 7, June 20, 2008
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers the Supreme Court's decision that voluntary departure may be withdrawn, a 9th Circuit ruling that a 2003 no-match letter is not constructive knowledge that an employee is undocumented, a favorable 2d Circuit asylum case rejecting Matter of A-T-, and a new online litigation resource.

  • Volume 3, Issue 6, May 22, 2008
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers a suit challenging the transfer of detainees following the ICE raid in Iowa, a suit seeking to recover fees paid by TPS registrants, the settlement agreement in a natz delay/SSI restoration class action, a Supreme Court decision in a criminal sentencing case, and en banc review of an aggravated felony decision.

  • Volume 3, Issue 5, May 7, 2008
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers a new suit seeking detention standards, update on religious workers class action, class action certification in a naturalization delay suit, limitations on the categorical approach, and litigation resources on the web.

  • Volume 3, Issue 4, April 15, 2008
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers a recently filed naturalization delay class action, a damages suit against USICE employees for violating 4th and 5th Amendment rights during home raids, and a recent decision regarding the confidentiality of asylum applications.

  • Volume 3, Issue 3, March 21, 2008
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers the Supreme Court's decision to hear an asylum case involving the persecutor bar, attorneys' fees in naturalization delay suits, pending circuit court cases addressing whether anti-immigration state and local laws are preempted by federal law, and a recent decision regarding evidence that the BIA did not mail a decision.

  • Volume 3, Issue 2, February 27, 2008
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers recently filed lawsuits involving access to counsel at immigration interviews, abuse of minors in detention, and the border fence between the U.S. and Mexico. The newsletter also includes updates on the Duran Gonzales class action in the Ninth Circuit (involving 245(i) and I-212s), Matter of Blake litigation, and the class action suit to restore SSI benefits for refugees and asylees.

  • Volume 3, Issue 1, January 25, 2008
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers a recent SIJ decision enjoining the government from requiring specific consent for minors in federal custody, a Supreme Court update, an update on mandatory detention litigation, cases rejecting the BIA precedent Matter of Shanu, and a Q&A on a recent court decision addressing the ABC settlement.

  • Volume 2, Issue 15, December 20, 2007
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers circuit court challenges to BIA precedent decisions, an advisory on multiple possession convictions, a Q&A addressing the Ninth Circuit's Recent decision Duran Gonzalez, religious worker litigation, and a recently filed natz delay class action.

  • Volume 2, Issue 14, December 6, 2007
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers recent decisions on INA §§ 245(i) and 212(a)(9)(C), including the Ninth Circuit decision in the I-212, Perez Gonzalez class action, amended federal court rules limiting public access to electronic records, and mandamus actions for natz applicants who have not had interviews.

  • Volume 2, Issue 13, November 20, 2007
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers natz delay class actions, challenges to Matter of Perez-Vargas, potential religious worker litigation, and LAC news.

  • Volume 2, Issue 12, October 15, 2007
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers immigration cases at the Supreme Court, SS No Match litigation, interim EAD litigation, a BIA decision on FGM as a ground for asylum, and LAC news.

  • Volume 2, Issue 11, September 17, 2007
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers litigation challenging USCIS's fee increase, developments in the social security no-match letter case, the reversal of a Fifth Circuit decision on natz delay litigation, new raids lawsuits, surviving spouse litigation, and the Hutto detention facility settlement.

  • Volume 2, Issue 10, August 28, 2007
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers litigation challenging USCIS's failure to provide evidence of LPR status, new Supreme Court rules, and asylum resources.

  • Volume 2, Issue 9, August 7, 2007
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers successful challenges to state ordinances, rehearing petition in 5th Circuit natz delay case, the Orantes injunction, and news from AILF's Legal Action Center, including recently filed and successful amicus briefs.

  • Volume 2, Issue 8, June 29, 2007
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers Matter of Blake litigation, naturalization delay litigation, and BIA oral arguments in June and July.

  • Volume 2, Issue 7, May 24, 2007
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers mandamus actions, surviving spouse litigation, and the BIA's authority to enter a removal order.

  • Volume 2, Issue 6, May 3, 2007
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers mandatory detention challenge, lawsuit challenging ICE raid, BIA precedent decisions, LAC news, and resource for litigation CAT claims for children.

  • Volume 2, Issue 5, April 13, 2007
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers SSI litigation, motions to reopen filed by people who have left the United States, lawsuits challenging detention at the Hutto facility, new Litigation Clearinghouse issue pages, and a district court decision finding jurisdiction to review an adjustment of status denial.

  • Volume 2, Issue 4, March 28, 2007
    This issue of AILF's Clearinghouse Newsletter covers Hutto detention facility litigation, U visa litigation, post St. Cyr litigation (trial vs. plea), and interim EAD delays.

  • Volume 2, Issue 3, February 28, 2007
    This issue of AILF's Clearinghouse Newsletter covers a natz delay class action, arriving alien adjustments, the Fourth Circuit's reversal in Matter of Perez Vargas (204(j) case), the asylum one year filing deadline, and the National Children's Center's resources.

  • Volume 2, Issue 2, February 8, 2007
    This issue of AILF's Clearinghouse Newsletter covers second or subsequent drug possession convictions as aggravated felonies, detention conditions suit, internal relocation decision, and more!

  • Volume 2, Issue 1, January 12, 2007
    This issue of AILF's Clearinghouse Newsletter covers amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, interim EAD problems, update on I-212/Perez-Gonzalez litigation, jurisdiction over habeas petitions challenging detention post-REAL ID Act, and challenges to a BIA CAT decision on "acquiescence."

  • Volume 1, Issue 22, December 22, 2006
    This issue of AILF's Clearinghouse Newsletter covers litigation related to ICE raids at Swift plants, post-Lopez motions, developments in Acosta and Padilla-Caldera cases, challenges to Matter of Blake, and technical support from the National Immigration Project.

  • Volume 1, Issue 21, December 8, 2006
    This issue of AILF's Clearinghouse Newsletter covers Supreme Court developments, a class action to restore SSI benefits to immigrants, suits challenging anti-immigrant ordinances, and federal court jurisdiction to review an L-1A extension denial.

  • Volume 1, Issue 20, November 18, 2006
    This issue of AILF's Clearinghouse Newsletter covers I-212 litigation, asylum one year deadline decisions, representing clients with drug possession charges, mandamus petitions, and a court decision regarding asylum applicant confidentiality regulation.

  • Volume 1, Issue 19, October 31, 2006
    This issue of AILF's Clearinghouse Newsletter covers "arriving alien" and parolee adjustments, court review of denied continuances, and in absentia motions to reopen from outside the United States.

  • Volume 1, Issue 18, October 13, 2006
    This issue of AILF's Clearinghouse Newsletter covers I-212 litigation, the Supreme Court’s remand of a favorable Ninth Circuit decision, a CSPA effective date decision, and potential VAWA adjustment litigation.

  • Volume 1, Issue 17, September 27, 2006
    This issue of AILF's Clearinghouse Newsletter covers "material support" litigation, Supreme Court cases this fall, and a recent Eighth Circuit case holding the government to regulatory standards.

  • Volume 1, Issue 16, August 27, 2006
    This issue covers continuous physical presence, Ninth Circuit I-212, Perez-Gonzalez cases, stays of voluntary departure in the court of appeals, and legal resources for attorneys representing noncitizens with criminal charges.

  • Volume 1, Issue 15, August 10, 2006
    This issue of AILF's Clearinghouse Newsletter covers the recently filed natz delay class actions, CIS memo rejecting Perez-Gonzales, VWP case, and resource for attorneys litigating gender-based asylum claims

  • Volume 1, Issue 14, July 14, 2006
    This issue of AILF's Clearinghouse Newsletter covers the government's cert petitions in theft offense cases, BIA procedures for remanded cases, favorable decisions on adjustment of status after reentry without admission, and litigation support in VAWA cases.

  • Volume 1, Issue 13, June 30, 2006
    This issue of AILF's Clearinghouse Newsletter covers recent Supreme Court decisions on reinstatement of removal and adjustment of status for arriving aliens, a court of appeal’s decision vacating Matter of Shanu, and potential litigation over SSI eligibility.

  • Volume 1, Issue 12, June 9, 2006
    This issue of AILF's Clearinghouse Newsletter covers BEC 45 day letters, the Supreme Court decision in the RICO case, and the "arriving alien" adjustment regulation

  • Volume 1, Issue 11, May 23, 2006
    This issue covers LCCR's efforts to obtain remedies for individuals mistreated by immigration officials, Supreme Court update, and courts to consider who can apply for waivers of removability.

  • Volume 1, Issue 10, May 5, 2006
    This issue covers IJ's jurisdiction to apply §204(j)/Perez Vargas and a challenge to the denial of consent to pursue SIJ status.

  • Volume 1, Issue 9, April 24, 2006
    This issue covers the Supreme Court's decision Gonzales v. Thomas and Possible Legal Challenge over DOL "45-Day Letters."

  • Volume 1, Issue 8, April 5, 2006
    This issue covers Supreme Court Review of an Aggravated Felony Case, Jurisdiction over Natz Delays Actions, and LGBT and HIV Based Asylum Claims.

  • Volume 1, Issue 7, March 23, 2006
    This issue covers Supreme Court arguments in reinstatement case, filing fee increases at the court of appeals, and REAL ID Act's effect on jurisdiction over APA actions in district court.

  • Volume 1, Issue 6, March 3, 2006
    This issue covers litigation over naturalization delays, subpoenas when FOIA requests are delayed, and developments concerning mandatory detention.

  • Volume 1, Issue 5, February 9, 2006
    This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers adjustment of status under INA § 245(i) after reentry without admission and developments concerning mandatory detention.

  • Volume 1, Issue 4, January 25, 2006
    This issue covers developments concerning mandatory detention, Supreme Court Update, and Motions to Stop Deportations to Haiti.

  • Volume 1, Issue 3, January 10, 2006
    This issue covers the favorable district court order in the ADIT litigation (Santillan v. Gonzales) and recent decisions addressing Matter of Grijalva and the presumption of effective service.

  • Volume 1, Issue 2, December 21, 2005
    This issue covers "Arriving Aliens" and Adjustment of Status, Drug Possession Cases at the Supreme Court, and Jurisdiction to Review Asylum One Year Bar Decisions.

  • Volume 1, Issue 1, December 7, 2005
    This is the inaugural issue of the Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter.

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