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July 22, 2007

AILF Welcomes Government Reversal on Permanent Resident Applications ("Green Cards") -- Complaint Available online

The American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF) is pleased that the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State have announced they will comply with their own regulations and policies and accept the "green card" applications of tens of thousands of intending immigrants. A class action lawsuit scheduled to be filed by AILF on behalf of all affected intending immigrants argued that the government must do exactly that. AILF's complaint alleged that the federal government's refusal to accept tens of thousands of applications for green cards (and discouraging thousands of other workers from even applying) violated federal statutes, regulations and policies, as well as the U.S. Constitution. AILF's Legal Action Center has posted the full text of the complaint it drafted for this lawsuit on the LAC website at this link. The complaint was set to be filed on July 17, minutes before an announcement was made by the government resolving the issues and permitting thousands of class members to apply for adjustment of status through August 17, 2007 at; www.ailf.org.

For more information, contact Tim Vettel at the American Immigration Law Foundation: tvettel@ailf.org or 202-742-5608.

Posted by VisaLawyer at July 22, 2007 09:37 AM

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