Federal Court Grants Nationwide Class Status in Suit to Protect Asylum Seekers

“The newly certified classes include asylum seekers who enter the United States, express a fear of return to their home countries, and  then are released from immigration custody in order to pursue asylum claims, without receiving notice from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they must file their asylum applications within one year of their arrival to the United States. Instead, many learn of the one-year filing deadline for the first time at their immigration court hearing, which often is after the deadline has passed. With limited exceptions, the law bars a person who has missed the one-year deadline from pursuing asylum in the United States.”

Source: Federal Court Grants Nationwide Class Status in Suit to Protect Asylum Seekers

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