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District Court Issues TRO to Block New USCIS Asylum Policy Affecting UACs

The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland granted the plaintiffs’ motion for a temporary restraining order (TRO), blocking the implementation of the May 31, 2019, USCIS memo regarding updated procedures for asylum applications filed by unaccompanied children (UACs) for 14 days from issuance of the court’s order.

Companies File Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order Challenging USCIS Policy Memo on Third-Party Worksites

Plaintiff companies filed a motion in a New Jersey district court for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction challenging USCIS’s policy memo on contracts and ititeraries requirements for H-1B petitions involving third party worksites and the special eligibility requirements for job contractors participating as employers in the H-1B program.

NWIRP Wins Preliminary Injunction Against EOIR Cease-and-Desist Letter

Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington converted its temporary restraining order (TRO) into a preliminary injunction, which prohibits the enforcement of 8 CFR §1003.102(t) against Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and other nonprofit organizations who self-identify and disclose their assistance on pro se filings. The court had issued a nationwide TRO on May 17, 2017, enjoining EOIR from enforcing a cease-and-desist letter ordering NWIRP not to provide immigrants with any legal assistance in connection with matters before EOIR without entering Form EOIR-28, and from issuing such letters to other organizations.

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