Casa Libre v. Mayorkas Update
NEWS PROVIDED BY:
February 16, 2023
LOS ANGELES, February 16, 2023 --
Casa Libre v. Mayorkas, Case No. 2:22-cv-01510-ODW-JPR
This class-action lawsuit seeks to force USCIS to adjudicate visa petitions for abused, neglected, and abandoned youth within the 180-day timeline Congress imposed. Congress created the law requiring fast adjudication to ensure that young immigrants who likely have no family support are able to get work authorization promptly, but USCIS continues to break this law with long delays.
On February 16, 2023, Plaintiffs filed a Motion for Class Certification. The proposed class is: All Special Immigrant Juvenile petitioners whose petitions have been or in the future are adjudicated in longer than 180 days. Plaintiffs have taken the first steps towards settlement discussions with USCIS.