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Case Name Rosario [formerly Northwest Immigrant Rights Project] v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services IM-WA-0025
Docket / Court 2:15-cv-00813-JLR ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
Attorney Organization American Immigration Council's Legal Action Center
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Government Services (specify)
Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)
Record-keeping
Timeliness of case assignment
Wait lists
Immigration/Border
Asylum - procedure
Employment
Status/Classification
Work authorization - procedures
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §§ 1101 et seq.
Mandamus, 28 U.S.C. § 1361
Defendant(s) U.S. Department of Homeland Security
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Plaintiff Description Noncitizens whose employment authorization requests were unlawfully delayed and nonprofit legal services organizations that serve low-income immigrants
Indexed Lawyer Organizations American Immigration Council's Legal Action Center
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2015
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Judge Certifies Nationwide Class in Employment Authorization Case (NWIRP v. USCIS)
www.lexisnexis.com
Date: Jul. 19, 2017
By: Daniel M. Kowalski (LexisNexis)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  USCIS Takes Too Long To Review Work Docs, Immigrants Say
www.law360.com
Date: May 26, 2015
By: Kevin Penton (Law360)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
2:15-cv-813 (W.D. Wash.)
IM-WA-0025-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/06/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
IM-WA-0025-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/22/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 80] (2016 WL 5817078 / 2016 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 138603) (W.D. Wash.)
IM-WA-0025-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/05/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 95] (2017 WL 3034447 / 2017 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 111761) (W.D. Wash.)
IM-WA-0025-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/18/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Robart, James L. (W.D. Wash.)
IM-WA-0025-0002 | IM-WA-0025-0003 | IM-WA-0025-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Crow, Melissa E. (District of Columbia)
IM-WA-0025-0001 | IM-WA-0025-9000
Dellon, Leslie K (District of Columbia)
IM-WA-0025-9000
Gibbs, Robert H. (Washington)
IM-WA-0025-0001 | IM-WA-0025-9000
Murdoch, Christina J. (Illinois)
IM-WA-0025-9000
Pauw, Robert (Washington)
IM-WA-0025-0001 | IM-WA-0025-9000
Pollock, Scott D (Illinois)
IM-WA-0025-0001 | IM-WA-0025-9000
Realmuto, Trina (Massachusetts)
IM-WA-0025-9000
Strawn, Christopher (Washington)
IM-WA-0025-0001 | IM-WA-0025-9000
Theriot-Orr, Devin T. (Washington)
IM-WA-0025-0001 | IM-WA-0025-9000
Van Der Hout, Marc (California)
IM-WA-0025-0001 | IM-WA-0025-9000
Weber, Kathryn R (Illinois)
IM-WA-0025-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Defoe, Craig Andrew (District of Columbia)
IM-WA-0025-9000
Inkeles, John Joseph William (District of Columbia)
IM-WA-0025-9000
Maloney, Sarah (District of Columbia)
IM-WA-0025-9000
Robins, Jeffrey S (District of Columbia)
IM-WA-0025-9000
Zack, Adrienne (District of Columbia)
IM-WA-0025-9000

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