Immigration Head's Appointment At Issue In Suit Over Policy

By Suzanne Monyak (August 26, 2020, 8:19 PM EDT) -- A watchdog's recent finding that several top immigration officials were illegally appointed provided the backbone for another lawsuit challenging one of their policies Wednesday, this time contesting restrictions preventing individuals with temporary immigration protection from becoming permanent residents.

A group of individuals living in the U.S. under a program called Temporary Protected Status urged a D.C. federal court on Wednesday to nix the restrictions, issued in a December policy alert, claiming that Ken Cuccinelli, who served as acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services when the alert was published, was illegally appointed.

A D.C. federal judge has already found that...

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