Vangala and USCIS’ Blank Space Rejection Policy: How the Settlement Agreement May Help Your Clients

Topics:
  • U Visas
  • Forms/Fees

This webinar will explain the terms of the recent settlement in Vangala v. USCIS, which provides relief to over 60,000 asylum and U visa applicants whose applications were wrongly rejected by USCIS because they contained a blank space. USCIS rescinded its policy in response to the filing of the lawsuit and, pursuant to the settlement agreement, now will issue new receipt notices which reflect the original filing date in cases wrongly rejected under its “Blank Space Rejection Policy.” We will address who is covered by the lawsuit and what steps those individuals or their attorneys must take to obtain relief. 

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IAN Partners

  • pro bono net
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • national immigration law center
  • unidos us
  • immigration legal resource center
  • immigration legal resource center
  • american immigration council
  • american civil liberties union
  • american immigration council
  • national immigration project
  • the advocates for human rights
  • lutheran immigration and refugee service
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