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Deal Reached In Suit Over Atty Access In Immigration Court

Law360 (April 18, 2019, 5:17 PM EDT) -- A legal services nonprofit has agreed to pause a lawsuit challenging a government rule that punishes attorneys who offer limited representation to foreign citizens without formally appearing before the immigration court while the U.S. Department of Justice revises its regulation on attorney representation.

In a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday in Seattle federal court, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and the DOJ’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, which oversees the immigration courts, agreed to stay proceedings for nine months to give the office a chance to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking changing the rule contested in the suit.

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Washington Western

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


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Date Filed

May 8, 2017

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