Mendez Rojas v. Wolf | Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder | Abadia-Peixoto
Additional Notices | Additional Information
Mendez Rojas v. Wolf, No. 2:16-cv-01024-RSM (W.D. Wash.)
This notice is being given by order of the Court to individuals who are members of a class or sub-class of individuals who, among other criteria and within specified timeframes, were encountered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) within 14 days of entering the United States, expressed a fear of persecution or torture, and were either found to have a credible fear of persecution or torture by DHS and issued a Notice to Appear (NTA) or were issued an NTA without a credible fear determination. This notice is to inform you of a proposed settlement and a fairness hearing as part of a nationwide class action lawsuit called Mendez Rojas, et al., v. Wolf, et al., No. 2:16-cv-01024-RSM (W.D. Wash.). The proposed settlement seeks to resolve class claims that the U.S. Government did not provide sufficient notice that asylum seekers generally must file their asylum applications within one year of arrival in the United States and that the Government did not provide class members with an adequate mechanism to comply with that deadline (the one-year filing deadline).
Notice of Proposed Settlement and Hearing in Class Action Lawsuit Involving Individuals Who Have Filed, or Will Be Filing, an Asylum Application More than One Year after Arriving in the United States
Update: On Nov. 4, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington held a Fairness Hearing in Mendez Rojas et al., v. Wolf et al., 2:16-cv-01024-RSM (W.D. Wash.), and granted final approval of the settlement agreement. The final settlement agreement and court order approving the settlement agreement are available at the following links:
The settlement agreement requires U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) to implement a Uniform Procedural Mechanism (UPM) for aliens to file their Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. USCIS and EOIR expect to publish and implement the UPM on Jan. 26, 2021. If you believe you are a member of the Mendez Rojas class, you will have until April 22, 2022, to raise a claim that the one-year deadline to file an asylum application does not apply to you under the terms of the final settlement agreement. You may raise this claim in a new asylum filing, in a pending filing, or through a motion before the immigration court or the Board of Immigration Appeals, whichever applies.
Actualización: El 4 de noviembre de 2020, el Tribunal de Distrito de EE. UU. para el Distrito Oeste de Washington celebró una Audiencia de Equidad en el caso Méndez Rojas et al. v. Wolf et al., 2: 16-cv-01024-RSM (W.D. Wash.), y se le otorgó la aprobación final del acuerdo judicial. El acuerdo judicial final y la orden que aprueba el acuerdo judicial están disponibles en los siguientes enlaces:
El acuerdo de avenimiento requiere que USCIS y la Oficina Ejecutiva de Revisión de Casos de Inmigración (EOIR) implementen un Mecanismo de Procedimiento Uniforme (UPM) para que los extranjeros presenten su Formulario I-589, Solicitud de Asilo y de Suspensión de Remoción. USCIS y EOIR esperan publicar e implementar el UPM el 26 de enero de 2021. Si usted cree que es un miembro del colectivo de demandantes Méndez Rojas tendrá hasta el 22 de abril de 2022 para presentar una reclamación de que el plazo de un año para presentar una solicitud de asilo no aplica a usted según los términos del acuerdo de avenimiento final. Usted puede presentar este reclamo en una nueva solicitud de asilo, en una solicitud pendiente o mediante una moción ante la Corte de Inmigración o la Junta de Apelaciones de Inmigración, según corresponda.
Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder, No. CV 10-02211 DMG (DTBx) (C.D. Cal.)
This notice is being given by order of the Court to individuals who are members of a class of current and former individuals in immigration detention in Arizona, California, and Washington; who have certain serious mental disorders; and who have not had legal representation in their immigration cases. This notice is to inform you of a partial settlement of a class action lawsuit called Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder, No. CV 10-02211 DMG (DTBx) (C.D. Cal.).
Pursuant to the settlement, Plaintiffs’ counsel has drafted the below notices and instructions.
Summary Class Notice (PDF)
Joint Motion Notice and Instructions (PDF)
Unilateral Motion Notice and Instructions (PDF)
Proposed Class Action Settlement in the Case of Abadia-Peixoto (English) (PDF)
Proposed Class Action Settlement in the Case of Abadia-Peixoto (Spanish) (PDF)
Proposed Class Action Settlement in the Case of Abadia-Peixoto (Chinese) (PDF)
Proposed Class Action Settlement in the Case of Abadia-Peixoto (Punjabi) (PDF)
Notice of Proposed Settlement Agreement in Asylum Adjustment Class Action Ngwanyia v. Gonzales, No. 02-502 (RHK) (D. Minn)
Notice of Final Settlement Agreement in Santillan, et al. v. Mukasey, et al., and Padilla, et al. v. Ridge, et al.
Customer Service Initiatives
Immigration Benefits in EOIR Removal Proceedings
List of Suspended and Expelled Practitioners
Notice to Individuals Granted Immigration Benefits by EOIR
Asylee Info from Office of Refugee Resettlement
Data Collected Pursuant to the No FEAR Act (PDF)