American Immigration Council (2015, 2017, and 2019)

Reported on the results of their three grant-funded cases. 

2015 Grant

Challenged the federal government’s failure to provide thousands of immigrant children nationwide with counsel when trying to deport them in immigration court. F.L.B. v. Barr

While the case was ultimately dismissed on jurisdictional grounds, the fight to ensure that children are not forced into immigration court without the assistance of counsel continues. Supported with the information obtained in F.L.B. about the government’s treatment of unrepresented children in immigration court, the litigation partners continue to raise the issue in individual children’s cases. 

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2017 Grant

Discussing settlement after a nationwide class was certified and summary judgment was granted to resolve a claim that the Department of Homeland Security failed to give asylum seekers notice of the one-year statute of limitations to file an asylum claim. Mendez-Rojas v. Johnson

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2019 Grant

In another grant funded case, decision is pending on motions for class certification and a preliminary injunction in a case challenging a Homeland Security policy that blocks otherwise eligible noncitizens holding temporary protected status from becoming lawful permanent citizens (green card) through sponsorship by a United States citizen family member.  Moreno v. Nielsen

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