This lawsuit challenges the government’s failure to provide plaintiffs with adequate notice of the one-year filing deadline for asylum applications, and seeks to establish a uniform mechanism which will ensure the opportunity for asylum applications to be filed.
Any remedy ordered by the Court will apply throughout the country, ensuring that all asylum seekers have a fair opportunity to pursue their applications.
The suit was filed in June 2016 by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), Dobrin & Han, PC, the American Immigration Council, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG),
“The government should not defend a system in which asylum applications are thwarted by unknown deadlines and deficient procedures,” said Trina Realmuto, litigation director for NIPNLG. “We hope the Court’s ruling is a precursor to remedying this injustice.”
Read more at The American Immigration Council